Atomic Test Masses and Atom Interferometry for Inertial Sensing and Gravity Measurements in Space

Time: 9:45-11:15
Room: 146A
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

Nan YU

Senior Research Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Ulf ISRAELSSON

Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Bradley CARPENTER

Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Atomic Test Masses and Atom Interferometry for Inertial Sensing and Gravity Measurements in Space

In May 2018, the NASA Cold Atom Laboratory was successfully launched and installed onboard ISS. Together with the recent DLR MAIUS sounding rocket experiments, they herald the beginning of unique science opportunities enabled by atom interferometers. Potential applications include gravity measurements in Earth and Planetary Science, detection for gravitational wave, dark energy, and dark matter, fundamental physics tests, and space navigation. The special session is aimed at introducing to broad space exploration and aeronautic communities the benefits and capabilities of cold atom technologies and their far-reaching applications, and provide a forum to foster discussions and collaborations in multidisciplinary areas.

Facilitator

Ulf ISRAELSSON

Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Speakers

Robert THOMPSON

Project Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Holger MUELLER

Professor, University of California, Berkeley

United States

Ernst RASEL

Professor, Leibniz University Hannover

Germany

Sheng-Wey CHIOW

Research Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Jason WILLIAMS

Research Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Babak SAIF

Senior Optical Physicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Matthew SQUIRES

Senior Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

United States

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