The purpose of this community workshop is to discuss options for a quantum technology development programme coordinated at the Europe-wide level and to develop a community roadmap and milestones to demonstrate the readiness of cold atom technologies in space, as proposed in the Voyage 2050 recommendations , and in synergy with EU programmes.
This event will bring together the cold atom, astrophysics, cosmology, fundamental physics, and earth observation communities to shape this development programme.
This community workshop will build upon one organised two years ago , which also reviewed the cold atom experiment landscape for space. Subsequently, several White Papers were submitted [2-8] in response to the Voyage 2050 call, which outlined possible ultimate goals and reviewed experiments and technical developments underway that could help pave a way towards these goals.
One of the main goals of this workshop is to assemble a Community Roadmap that is supported by the cold atom community and the potential user communities interested in its science goals. This Community Roadmap will outline technological milestones as well as refine interim and long-term scientific goals.
We encourage participation and input from the European Space Agency and related national space agencies for this event.
Workshop Organisers [Initial list, to be completed]:
Angelo Bassi, University of Trieste, Italy
Kai Bongs, University of Birmingham, UK
Philippe Bouyer, CNRS, Institut d’Optique, France
Oliver Buchmueller, Imperial College London, UK
Luigi Cacciapuoti, European Space Agency
Marilù Chiofalo, University of Pisa and INFN Pisa, Italy
Albert De Roeck, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Michael Doser, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
John Ellis, King’s College London, UK
Rene Forsberg, DTU Space, Denmark
Thomas Lévèque, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, France
Christian Lisdat, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
Federica Migliaccio, DICA, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ernst Rasel, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Stephan Schiller, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Christian Schubert, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Carla Signorini, INFN Pisa, Italy
Guglielmo Tino, Università di Firenze and LENS, Italy
Wolf von Klitzing, IESL-FORTH, Greece
Peter Wolf, CNRS, Observatoire de Paris-PSL, Paris, France
Adding letter and list of registered co-signatories of the community letter to ESA’s Director of Science, Guenther Hasinger.
This workshop follows the submission of a community letter, which outlined the intention to organise a community workshop is to discuss options for a quantum technology development programme coordinated at the Europe-wide level.