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10/04/2018 – 11/04/2018

10:00 – 18:30

Kreativ space in Vienna


Working group meeting WG2@QTSpace

The workshop will host the targeted discussion of experts in quantum experiments with optomechanics (levitated and cantilever), as well as matter-wave interferometry. It will also invite theoreticians working on experimental concepts for large-mass matterwave interferometry experiments. The workshop has two goals: 1) to discuss and potentially decide the best experimental realization of large-mass quantum experiments in space to achieve the fundamental physics goals as defined during the Bratislava event in early 2018, and 2) to bring together experts on all relevant fields of research to hold an informed discussion and to form a group which should continue to work together toward the experimental realization of large-mass quantum experiments in space. The workshop is primarily to bring together the scientific community, while also partners from national and European space agencies, funding agencies and industry will be welcomed. The output of this workshop will be relevant for the ESA CDF study on MAQRO, which is planned for early 2018 and which will be ongoing during the event of this workshop. Therefore the workshop will be used to inform the wider community on the developments during the CDF. The meeting is supported by the COST action QTSpace.

Organizers: Hendrik Ulbricht, Mauro Paternostro, Rainer Kaltenbaek

Preliminary program:

April 10th April 11th
10:00 – 10:30 Opening and definition of goals of the workshops Summary of Day One
10:30 – 11:30 MAQRO Mission Update New ideas for experimental implementations (Cold atoms and Photons)
11:30 – 12:30 Questions, Tasks, Opportunities arising from the CDF study Panel Discussion: Solving concrete technical problems & roadmap
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Input from Bratislava meeting End-of-meeting discussion, Final remarks, Outlook
14:30 – 15:00 State-of-the-art of ground-based experiments, next steps
15:00 – 16:00 Session: Next challenges faced by MAQRO
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:30 New ideas for experimental implementations (optomechanics)
19:00 Dinner

More details will be circulated shortly. For inquiries please contact: h.ulbricht@soton.ac.uk