Next steps MAQRO/QPPF meeting, Olomouc

Date 11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

Time All day

Location Palacky University Olomouc

Description

Following the release of the final report of the QPPF study performed on MAQRO in ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), this meeting will focus on the next steps towards realizing a quantum physics platform (QPPF) in space with its payload based on earlier work on MAQRO as well as on the results of the CDF study.

After an initial review of the CDF study results the goals of the workshop will be the following:

  • discuss how to address the critical issues identified by ESA, that means, vacuum conditions & loading mechanism
  • identify other challenges we may face
  • discuss the science goals
  • discuss potential payload modifications to bring the mission proposal up to date with recent developments

VENUE

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The meeting will take place on the 6th floor, room 6.014 at 17. listopadu 12, 77146 Olomouc, Czech Republic

REIMBURSEMENT RULES

The meeting is an event of the COST action QTSpace. Participants eligible for reimbursement under COST rules can get travel expenses reimbursed. The reimbursement rules for this particular meeting are:
Up to 300 Euro for travel (flight, train, bus, etc), up to 80 EUR per night for accommodation including breakfast, 20 Euro per lunch/dinner, 25 Euro total for local transportation costs (tram, bus etc).

How to get there:

Train (or car) is the best way to get there. When going via Vienna you can travel through Breclav or Prerov in the Czech Rep., where one should catch a connecting train (it’s quite smooth though). The overall travel time is about 2 hours by car or some 2.5 hours by train. There also are busses going directly from Vienna to Olomouc – e.g., Leo Express. These buses leave directly from Vienna International Airport and take a bit more than 3 hours.
When traveling long-distance, the best option is flying to Prague, then taking the Airport Express bus (or local bus+metro) to Prague main station and then coming to Olomouc by train (these run frequently and take less than 2.5 hours).

LOCAL HOSTS
The local hosts are Vladyslav Usenko and Radim Filip.

ORGANIZERS

R. Kaltenbaek, V. Usenko, R. Filip, A. Bassi, M. Paternostro

CONTACT:

For inquiries please contact:

This meeting is supported by the COST action QTSpace (www.qtspace.eu).

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS

  • A. Bassi (Trieste)
  • J. Bateman (Swansea)
  • A. Belenchia (Belfast)
  • D. Bykov (Innsbruck)
  • M. Carlesso (Trieste)
  • A. Datta (Warwick)
  • U. Delic (Vienna)
  • I. Derkach (Olomouc)
  • R. Filip (Olomouc)
  • G. Gasbarri (Trieste)
  • C. Gooding (Nottingham)
  • O. Jennrich (ESA)
  • R. Kaltenbaek (Ljubljana)
  • O. Kovalenko (Olomouc)
  • A. Manukhova (Olomouc)
  • P. Marek (Olomouc)
  • M. Mehic (Sarajevo)
  • T. Oosterkamp (Leiden)
  • L. Ornigotti (Olomouc)
  • B. Stickler (Duisburg)
  • H. Ulbricht (Southampton)
  • V. Usenko (Olomouc)
  • L. Wörner (Bremen)
  • Y. Zhou (Vienna)

This list will be updated continuously. In the case of several speakers, there has not yet been a final confirmation of who from their team will join the workshop.

DINNER ON APRIL 11TH

We reserved room for at the Saint Wenceslas Brewery (Svatovaslavsky pivovar) for dinner starting at 19:30. We will need to know before 3pm how many people will attend the dinner. The address is:
Marianska 845/4
Olomouc

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The preliminary program of the workshop can be seen below:

April 11th
09:30 – 10:00
Coffee and registration
10:00 – 10:15 Opening remarks
10:15 – 11:00 Results of the CDF study for QPPF (O. Jennrich)
11:00 – 11:40
Bayesian estimation & MAQRO (J. Bateman)
11:40 – 12:20
Talbot Effect beyond Rayleigh Approximation (A. Belenchia)
12:20 – 13:00
Non-interferometric test of collapse models: state of the art and proposals for future investigations (M. Carlesso)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:15
Macroscopic superposition tests with rotating nanoparticles (B. Stickler)
15:15 – 16:00 Cavity cooling of a levitated nanosphere by coherent scattering (U. Delic)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee
16:30 – 17:15 Direct loading of nanoparticles under high vacuum into a Paul trap (D. Bykov)
17:15 – 18:00 Guided discussion on critical issues, challenges and state of the art
18:00 – 19:00 Poster session
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner / Pub
 
  April 12th
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee
09:30 – 10:10
Experimental tests for CSL using cold mechanical resonators: progress, problems and prospects (T. Ooosterkamp)
10:10 – 12:00
Discussion on next steps for MAQRO/QPPF (consortium, technology development, roadmap)
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:10
Quantum enhanced estimation of diffusion (A. Datta)
14:10 – 14:50
TBA (L. Wörner)
14:50 – 15:00
Closing remarks
15:00 – 16:00
Lab Tour