22.12.2021 – Research Campaign Whitepaper submitted

Today we submitted a MAQRO whitepaper for a research campaign to the BPS 2023 Decadal Survey of NASA. Here is the PDF. For this purpose, we involved colleagues from the US, Europe and Australia to discuss possible updates of MAQRO, the possibility to address additional science objectives, and possible technology demonstrations, proof-of-principle experiments and in-orbit demonstrators in order to increase the technological maturity of MAQRO, to investigate the deep space environment and how we can harness it ...

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15.12.2020 – Opportunity for applying to a postdoc position

This is very short notice, but R. Kaltenbaek is looking for a postdoc candidate to apply for a EUTOPIA fellowship to work with him and in collaboration with Animesh Datta (Warwick) on topics related to the MAQRO mission proposal.

In particular, candidates are invited to apply for a prestigious 2-year EUTOPIA-SIF Post Doctoral Fellowship (https://eutopia-university.eu/2020/09/24/eutopia-sif/) based in the group of Rainer Kaltenbaek at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The project at the interface of ...

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26.06.2018 – Open position for master student

Thermal shielding of macroscopic quantum experiments in space

Testing the relationship between quantum and classical physics and, in particular, quantum decoherence in space was identified by the European Space Agency (ESA) as an area of interest for future space missions in the course of ESA’s call for New Science Ideas. ESA is currently performing a detailed engineering study at its Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) to investigate the possible design and the required core technologies and challenges for potentially realizing ...

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