STE-QUEST Virtual Workshop: An M-class Cold Atom mission to probe gravity, dark matter and quantum mechanics

Europe/Zurich
Oliver Buchmuller (Imperial College (GB))
Description


 

The purpose of this online-only workshop is to discuss the science opportunities offered by STE-QUEST, an initiative for a medium-sized satellite mission, whose Phase 1 proposal [0]  was submitted in response to the call for a Medium-size and a Fast mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme [1].

STE-QUEST, with its dual-species atom interferometer operating over tens of seconds [2], will address some of the most fundamental and puzzling questions of physics as we know it today: Gravitation, dark-matter and the foundations of quantum mechanics. It will do so by making use of advanced quantum sensors for ultimate precision. Thereby it will not only lead to unprecedented advances in science at the interface between general relativity and quantum mechanics, but also pave the way for quantum technologies in space, be it in fundamental physics or Earth observation, time-keeping, or navigation. It is an integral part of the wider community roadmap for cold atoms in space, recently co-authored by over 250 scientists worldwide [3].

The main science objectives of STE-QUEST include tests of the equivalence principle, searches for different types of Ultra-Light Dark Matter (ULDM) and tests of the foundations of quantum mechanics using ultra-cold atoms in quantum superposition states. With a sensitivity to equivalence principle violation of about three orders of magnitude beyond the best existing result obtained by the MICROSCOPE space mission in 2017, the STE-QUEST mission will enter new unexplored territory for all its major science goals. It will offer the possibility of major discoveries and advance significantly our knowledge about the validity of our best current theories and models at the most fundamental level.

This event will build on the Community Workshop for Cold Atoms in Space [4] and bring together the cold atom, astrophysics, cosmology, fundamental physics, and Earth observation communities to discuss the outstanding science case and mission profile of STE-QUEST. The goal is to build a wider consortium supporting the STE-QUEST science case and the development of its mission concept. 

We encourage participation in this event by all interested scientists, industrial partners, and space agencies.

Workshop Organisers 

  • Angelo Bassi, Department of Physics, University of Trieste, and INFN - Trieste Section, Italy 
  • Kai Bongs, Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 
  • Philippe Bouyer, LP2N, Universite Bordeaux, IOGS, CNRS, Talence, France 
  • Claus Braxmaier, Institute of Microelectronics, Ulm University and Institute of Quantum Technologies, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany 
  • Oliver Buchmueller, High Energy Physics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom 
  • Maria Luisa (Marilu) Chiofalo, Physics Department ”Enrico Fermi” University of Pisa, and INFN-Pisa Italy 
  • John Ellis, Physics Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom 
  • Naceur Gaaloul, Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany 
  • Aurelien Hees, SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris-PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite, LNE, Paris, France 
  • Philippe Jetzer, Department of Physics, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
  • Steve Lecomte, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), Neuchatel, Switzerland 
  • Gilles Metris, Universite Cote d’Azur, Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, CNRS, IRD, Geoazur, France 
  • Ernst M. Rasel, Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany 
  • Thilo Schuldt, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Quantum Technologies, Ulm Germany 
  • Carlos F. Sopuerta, Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC), Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), Spain 
  • Guglielmo M. Tino, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and LENS, Universita di Firenze, INFN, CNR Italy 
  • Wolf von Klitzing, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece 
  • Peter Wolf, LNE-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris-PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite 61 Av. de l'Observatoire 75014 Paris France
  • Lisa Woerner, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Quantum Technologies, Ulm Germany 
  • Nan Yu, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA 
  • Martin Zelan, Measurement Science and Technology, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Boras, Sweden 

The workshop is co-organised in the frame of the Topical Group Cold Atoms in Space within the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Frontiers.

References:

[0]https://indico.cern.ch/event/1138902/attachments/2406800/4119588/STE_QUEST_M7_phase1_public.pdf

[1]https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/call-for-missions-2021

[2]https://journals.aps.org/prd/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.124043

[3]https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.07789

[4]https://indico.cern.ch/event/1064855/

 


 

Registration
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Participants
  • Aaditya Mishra
  • Aaron Strangfeld
  • Abigail Coughlan
  • Agnese Mariotti
  • Ahmad Bawamia
  • Aidan Arnold
  • Akbar Shabanloui
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Albert Roura
  • Aleksandar Belic
  • Alexandra Pinto
  • Alexandre Gauguet
  • Alexis Bonnin
  • Andrea Bertoldi
  • Andrea Trombettoni
  • Andrei Derevianko
  • András Vukics
  • André Wenzlawski
  • Anindya Ghosh
  • Ankit Beniwal
  • Ann Sabu
  • Anna Marchant
  • Annie Pichery
  • Ansh Shah
  • Antun Balaz
  • Armin Shayeghi
  • Astrid Heske
  • Augusto Smerzi
  • Aurélien Hees
  • Aya Beshr
  • Baptist Piest
  • Baptiste BATTELIER
  • Barry Garraway
  • Ben Wells
  • Benjamin Canuel
  • Bineet Dash
  • Brendan Berg
  • Brett Altschul
  • Bruno Leone
  • Camila Beli Silva
  • Carla Braitenberg
  • Carlos F. Sopuerta
  • Charles Baynham
  • Chen-Hao FENG
  • Christian Brand
  • Christian Schubert
  • Christian Struckmann
  • Christian Vogt
  • Christophe Le Poncin-Lafitte
  • Christopher McCabe
  • Chung Chuan Hsu
  • Claus Laemmerzahl
  • Clément Métayer
  • Cornelis Ravensbergen
  • Célia PELLUET
  • Danial Lohrabi
  • Daniel Felea
  • Daniel Oi
  • Daniel Serrano Rubio
  • Dario Cafasso
  • Dario Grasso
  • Dave Anderson
  • Denis PUY
  • Diego Blas
  • Domantas Burba
  • Dongliang Cong
  • Dylan Sabulsky
  • Eamonn Murphy
  • Efe Yazgan
  • Ekim Taylan Hanımeli
  • Elena Gubbini
  • Elina Fuchs
  • Elisa Da Ros
  • Elizabeth Pasatembou
  • Emmanuel Zambrini Cruzeiro
  • Enno Giese
  • Enrico Varriale
  • Ernst M. Rasel
  • Fabio Di Pumpo
  • Farida Fassi
  • Federica Migliaccio
  • Flavio Vetrano
  • Florian Schreck
  • Florin Lucian Constantin
  • Frederik Kuschewski
  • Gabriel Müller
  • Gabriele Rosi
  • Gaetano Luciano
  • Ganesh C. Paul
  • Gavin Morley
  • Gedminas Gedminas
  • Georg Raithel
  • Georgy Kornakov
  • Giancarlo Cerretto
  • Gilles METRIS
  • Gina Kleinsteinberg
  • Giuseppe Messineo
  • Goran Djordjević
  • Guglielmo M. Tino
  • gunjan verma
  • Haifa Rejeb Sfar
  • Harikesh Ranganath
  • Hassan Manshouri
  • Heiner Denker
  • Hendrik Heine
  • Henri Inchauspé
  • Hidetoshi Katori
  • Igor Pikovski
  • Ikbal Biswas
  • Ingmari Christa Tietje
  • Ioannis Ioannis
  • Isabelle Petitbon
  • Isabelle Riou
  • Jacob Dunningham
  • Jamie Johnson
  • Jan Richter
  • Jan Teske
  • Jason Williams
  • Jean Schneider
  • Jernej F. Kamenik
  • Joaquin Diaz - Alonso
  • Joel Bergé
  • Joep Assendelft
  • Johannes Fiedler
  • John Carlton
  • John Ellis
  • John March-Russell
  • John Quenby
  • Jonas Böhm
  • Jonathan Gillot
  • Jonathan Tinsley
  • Jonathon Coleman
  • Jordan Gué
  • Jorge Ferreras
  • Jose Bernabeu
  • Jose Luis López
  • Joseph Cotter
  • Joseph Muchovo
  • Joshua Eby
  • José Lages
  • Judith Olson
  • Julia Pahl
  • Julian Lemburg
  • JUNYU HE
  • JYOTI BEJ
  • Jürgen Müller
  • Kai Bongs
  • Kai-Christian Bruns
  • Karin Kiewisch
  • Khulan Batsukh
  • Koji Terashi
  • Kris Pardo
  • Laura Pätzold
  • Laurentiu Caramete
  • Leonardo Badurina
  • Leonardo Salvi
  • Leonie Hawkins
  • Lisa Wörner
  • Luca Massotti
  • Lucia Hackermueller
  • Luigi Cacciapuoti
  • Luigi Santamaria
  • Luís Bugalho
  • Maike Lachmann
  • Manuel Schilling
  • Marc Wurz
  • Marco Prevedelli
  • Marco Tarallo
  • Marek Lewicki
  • Maria Luisa (Marilu) Chiofalo
  • Marian Woltmann
  • Mark Bason
  • Mark Kasevich
  • Martin Zelan
  • Marton Kiss-Toth
  • Mary Georgousi
  • Massimo Pietroni
  • Matteo Barbiero
  • Matteo Carlesso
  • Matthew Glaysher
  • Matthias Meister
  • Matti Kalliokoski
  • Mattia Fani
  • Maxim Efremov
  • Mehdi Langlois
  • Melike akbiyik
  • Merle Cornelius
  • Michael Holynski
  • Michele Barone
  • Michele Barsanti
  • Mike Cruise
  • Milan Milošević
  • Miquel Nofrarias
  • Mohammad Sharifian
  • Mohammed Mahmoud Mohammed
  • Moslem Zarei
  • Mouine Abidi
  • Mustafa Gundogan
  • Naceur Gaaloul
  • Nan Yu
  • Nassim ZAHZAM
  • Nathaniel Sherrill
  • Nila Krishnakumar
  • Oleg Grachov
  • Oleg Grachov
  • Oleksandr Marchukov
  • Oliver Buchmuller
  • Oliver Jennrich
  • Olivier Carraz
  • Orlandea Marius
  • Pandora Examilioti
  • Paolo Vezio
  • Patrick Boegel
  • Patrick Gill
  • Patrick Windpassinger
  • Paul Griffin
  • Pavel Fadeev
  • Peter Jeglič
  • Peter Millington
  • Peter Wolf
  • Petruta Stefanescu
  • Philip Tuckey
  • Philippe Jetzer
  • Pierre Fayet
  • Pierre Waller
  • Pradeep Kumar
  • PRATIK CHAKRABORTY
  • Priyanka Barik
  • Quentin Beaufils
  • Quentin Beaufils
  • Rajeev Singh
  • Rajeev Singh
  • rajesh tamang
  • Reinhold Walser
  • Richard Hobson
  • Robert Robert
  • Robin Corgier
  • Rosa Poggiani
  • Rui Li
  • Sajan Easo
  • Salvatore Micalizio
  • Samuel Lellouch
  • Sascha de Wall
  • Sascha Heupel
  • Satvika Bandarupally
  • Serge Reynaud
  • Sergey Burdin
  • Sergio Mottini
  • Shayne Bennetts
  • Sheng-wey Chiow
  • Shreyas Gulhane
  • Silke Weinfurtner
  • Silvia Tentindo
  • Simone Callegari
  • Sina Loriani
  • Soroush Shakeri
  • Stefan Alaric Schäffer
  • Stefan Seckmeyer
  • Stephan Seidel
  • Stephanie Reimann
  • Steven Bass
  • Sumit Sarkar
  • Sven Abend
  • Sven Herrmann
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay
  • Tadej Mežnaršič
  • tengfei xia
  • Thilo Schuldt
  • Thomas Lévèque
  • Thomas Stolz
  • Thomas Zlosnik
  • Tim Kovachy
  • Timothé Estrampes
  • Tobias Liebmann
  • Tristan Valenzuela
  • Ulrich Schneider
  • Upasna Chauhan
  • Vesna Pirc Jevšenak
  • Victor Flambaum
  • Victoria Henderson
  • VIDYUT KAUSHAL
  • Vincenza Tornatore
  • virgilio ganga
  • Vishnupriya Puthiya Veettil
  • Vladimir Malinovsky
  • Vladimir Schkolnik
  • Waldemar Herr
  • Wolf von Klitzing
  • Xavier Calmet
  • Xuzong Chen
  • Yakov Braver
  • YESHPAL SINGH
  • Yevgeny Stadnik
  • Yifan Chen
  • Yiming Abulaiti
  • Yu-Dai Tsai
  • Zahra Hashemifar
  • ZHAOJUN CAI
  • Öykü Koç