Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


Advances in Precision Tests and Experimental Gravitation in Space

Sep 28, 2006 - Sep 30, 2006

In recent years precision tests of fundamental laws of physics have made remarkable progress, challenging our understanding of the Universe with ingenious and fascinating experiments on both macroscopic objects and quantum systems. Many of these high precision measurements would gain orders of magnitude in sensitivity in space environment, thanks to long free-fall duration, large changes in velocity and gravitational potential, large distance scales, and absence of seismic noise.

The workshop is intended to: - Present recent results and advances in precision instruments and tests of fundamental laws of physics both on ground and in space; - Discuss how ground-based experiments can be extended into space missions to test our understanding of the Universe; - Present new ideas and proposals for the next generation of fundamental physics 'explorers' in space; - Encourage international collaborations between research institutes on topics of common interest.

Physics Department - University of Firenze, the GREX (Gravitation et Expérience dans l'Espace) committee, SIGRAV (Società Italiana di Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione), INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), and CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales)


Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Sep 28, 2006 - 09:10 G. Veneziano Alternative theories of gravity and cosmology Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 09:40 S. Vitale LISA Pathfinder and LISA Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:10 O. Bertolami Alternatives to dark energy and dark matter and their implications Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 11:00 L. Iess Testing General Relativity with interplanetary spacecraft Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 11:30 P. Gill Recent advances in atomic frequency standards and precision measurements Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 12:00 L. Cacciapuoti Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 14:00 T.W. Haensch A passion for precision
Sep 28, 2006 - 14:30 J. Ye Precision measurement based on ultracold atoms and molecules Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 15:00 P. Lemonde An accurate optical lattice clock with 87Sr atoms Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 16:00 S. Bize Fundamental physics tests using rubidium and cesium fountains Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 16:30 E. Peik The 171Yb+ single-ion optical frequency standard at 688 THz Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 17:00 C. Chardonnet Long distance frequency dissemination at 10-18 level Slides
Sep 28, 2006 - 17:30 E. Samain T2L2 on Jason 2: First results of the engineering model Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 08:30 M. Kasevich Navigation, gravitation and cosmology with cold atom sensors Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 09:00 T. Schumm Interference with Bose-Einstein condensates on atom chips Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 09:30 E. Rasel Quantum sensors for fundamental tests and applied sciences Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:00 A. Peters QUANTUS - Experiments with Bose-Einstein condesates in micro-gravity Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:20 P. Bouyer New transportable atom inertial sensors and their applications to space experiments Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:00 C. Bordé Comparison between optical interferometry and matter-wave interferometry, towards new sensors and clocks using matter-wave cavities for ground and space applications
Sep 29, 2006 - 11:30 G. Tino Gravity tests by atom interferometry: Measurement of G and test of Newtonian law at micrometric distances Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:00 C. Schwob A new determination of the fine structure constant with cold rubidium atoms Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 12:20 J. Vigué Phase noise due to vibrations in Mach-Zehnder atom interferometers Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 14:00 A. Lambrecht Short range tests of gravity and the Casimir effect Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 14:30 M. Antezza Thermal effects of the Casimir forces on ultra-cold gases Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 15:00 D. Vitali Study of a quantum-limited force measurement through quantum Langevin equations Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 15:50 P. Bender Requirements for measuring the gravitational time delay between drag-free spacecraft Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 16:20 S. Schiller Proposal for a Gravity Explorer satellite mission Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 16:50 P. Touboul MICROSCOPE status, mission definition and recent instrument development Slides
Sep 29, 2006 - 17:20 A. Nobili Galileo Galilei (GG) space experiment to test the Equivalence Principle to 10-17: design, error budget and relevance of experimental results with the GGG prototype Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 08:30 W. Bencze Gravity Probe B: Testing General Relativity with orbiting gyroscopes Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 09:00 H. Dittus Is physics within the Solar System really understood? Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 09:30 S. Klioner Fundamental physics with Gaia Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 10:00 M.T. Crosta General Relativistic Astrometry: The RAMOD project Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 10:20 P. Delva Gravitational waves detectors based on matter wave interferometry Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 11:00 J.Y. Vinet Two exotic uses of LISA Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 11:30 C. Wang Probing Plank scale physics, cosmic acceleration and Equivalence Principle using atom interferometry Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 11:50 C. Nesvizhevsky Studies of quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 12:10 S. Karshenboim Conceptual problems in interpretation of searches for variation of fundamental constants and other 'new physics' Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 13:50 S. Turyshev Progress in the laser-enabled tests of gravity in the Solar System Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 14:20 P. Teyssandier General post-Minkowskian expansions of time delays and frequency shifts
Sep 30, 2006 - 14:40 I. Ciufolini Gravitomagnetism and its measurement Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 15:10 C. Cantone The INFN-LNF Space Climatic Facility for the LARES mission and the ETRUSCO project Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 15:50 M. Jaekel Pioneer anomaly and post-Einsteinian theory Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 16:20 L. Iorio The Pioneer anomaly and the motion of the outer planets of the Solar System Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 16:40 C. Trenkel GAUGE, a Cosmic Vision proposal: GrAnd Unification And Gravity Explorer Slides
Sep 30, 2006 - 17:00 B. Schutz LISA and its possible Successors Slides