7.1.2023 – MAQRO research-campaign white paper published
Our white paper for a research campaign in the course of NASA’s decadal survey was published today in Quantum Science and Technology. We describe how targeted technology demonstrations and technology development over the next decade can lay the basis for the realization of the MAQRO proposal of a medium-sized fundamental-science space mission in the early […]
Today, the BPS 2023 research-campaign white paper for NASA’s Decadal Survey appeared on the arXiv.
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 […]
21.01.2021 – Opening for a postdoctoral researcher
There currently is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher for 12 months to perform research with Rainer Kaltenbaek at the IQOQI Vienna related on MAQRO. Here a PDF with details about the position opening.
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/) […]
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 […]
24.02.2015 – BBC interview with James Bateman (University of Southampton)
James Bateman from the Ulbricht group at the University of Southampton gave an interview for BBC aboutdark matter and how certai types of dark patter could possibly be detected by MAQRO. Link to Interview (verlinken), where the featured part starts at 2:17:30 onwards.
15.1.2015 – MAQRO M4 Proposal submitted to ESA
After receiving the Letters of Endorsement from Austria, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, we successfully submitted the updated version of the MAQRO mission proposal to in response to the ESA call for a medium-sized mission opportunity with a launch in 2025.
15.9.2014 – Letter of Intent for MAQRO mission proposal submitted to ESA
In this letter, we signaled to ESA that we would submit the MAQRO mission proposal in response to their call for a medium-sized mission opportunity in the Cosmic Vision framework.