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2006 From Quantum to Cosmos: Fundamental Physics Research in Space
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Agenda - July 7, 2008

DAY ZERO - July 6, 2008 - Sunday
15:00 - 21:00 Registration
New Ideas for Fundamental Physics Research in Space - Slava G. Turyshev, JPL, Chair
Time Speaker Title
16:30 - 16:50 Slava G. Turyshev, JPL Welcome, workshop objectives
16:50 - 17:15 Serge Reynaud, LKB Testing general relativity in the solar system
17:15 - 17:40 Marie-Christine Angonin, SYRTE, Paris Observatory The SAGAS Project   PDF (1.7 Mb)
17:40 - 18:00 Sergei Kopeikin, U of Missouri-Columbia Gravitational Physics of Reference Frames and Ranging Measurements   PPT (18 Mb)
18:00 - 18:20 Varun Sahni, IUCAA, Pune, India An Artificial Planetary System in Space (APSIS) to probe modifications to the inverse square law and the possible existence of extra dimensions   PDF (380 Kb)
18:20 - 18:40 Quentin G. Bailey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U Gravitational experiments testing Lorentz symmetry   PPT (3.9 Mb)
18:40 - 19:00 Tanmay Vachaspati, IAS, Princeton/CWRU, Cleveland Cosmic Magnetic Fields and Baryogenesis   PDF (2.4 Mb)
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
 
DAY ONE - July 7, 2008 - Monday
07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 17:00 On-site registration
Opening Session - Ulf E. Israelsson, JPL, Chair
Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 09:30 Jean Cottam Allen, OSTP Keynote: Opening Address
09:30 - 10:00 Max Tegmark, MIT Cosmology from space   PPT (3.8 Mb)
10:00 - 10:30 Gary T. Horowitz, UCSB The Remarkable Power of Einstein's Equation   PPT (2.1 Mb)
10:30 - 10:55 Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:15 Binetruy Pierre, University Paris Diderot European roadmap for fundamental physics in space   PPT (1.9 Mb)
11:15 - 11:35 Craig Hogan, U of Washington Measuring Indeterminacy of Quantum Geometry   PDF (13 Mb)
11:35 - 12:05 Karsten Danzmann, AEI, Potsdam, Germany LISA: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves   PDF (6.7 Mb)
12:05 - 12:30 Curt J. Cutler, JPL LISA and Fundamental Physics
12:30 - 12:55 William J. Weber, Università di Trento and INFN Ground testing of free-fall for LISA Pathfinder, LISA, and future space missions requiring high purity geodesic motion   PDF (20 Mb)
12:55 - 14:00 Lunch Break
LISA and Fundamental Physics Research in Space - Eanna Flanagan, Cornell U, Chair
14:00 - 14:25 Lee Samuel Finn, PennState U LISA: A Space-Based Gravitational Wave Probe of Fundamental Physics   PDF (2.8 Mb)
14:25 - 14:50 Peter S. Shawhan, U of Maryland Gravitational Wave Detection from the Ground Up   PDF (2 Mb)
14:50 - 15:10 Richard Easther, Yale U Gravitational Waves and the End of Inflation   PDF (4.7 Mb)
15:10 - 15:35 Michael H. Salamon, NASA HQ Fundamental Physics at NASA   PPT (462 Kb)
15:35 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Testing Gravity with Laser Ranging and Optical Interferometry - Hansjoerg Dittus, ZARM, Chair
16:00 - 16:25 Thomas W. Murphy, UCSD APOLLO: A Comprehensive Test of Gravity via Lunar Laser Ranging   PPT (5 Mb)
16:25 - 16:50 Michael Shao, JPL Technologies for Ultra Precise Distance and Angle Measurements in Space   PPT (3.4 Mb)
16:50 - 17:15 Ignazio Ciufolini, U of Lecce, INFN, Italy The accurate measurement of dragging of inertial frames using the LAGEOS satellites and the forthcoming LARES satellite   PDF (13 Mb)
17:15 - 17:40 Peter Bender, JILA, U of Colorado Measurement of the Gravitational Time Delay from L-1   PPT (617 Kb)
17:40 - 18:05 Hamid Hemmati, JPL Planetary Precision Laser-Ranging and High-Rate Lasercom
18:05 - 18:30 Nan Yu, JPL Coherent Optical Transponder at Femto-Watt Light Levels
18:30 - 18:55 Benjamin Lane, Draper Laboratory, MIT Beyond Einstein Advanced Coherent Optical Network (BEACON)   PDF (9.1 Mb)
18:55 - 20:00 Dinner
Expansion of the Universe and Dark Energy - Alexander Kusenko, UCLA, Chair
20:00 - 20:30 Wolfgang Schleich, U of Ulm, Germany Fundamental physics in space   PPT (71 Mb)
20:30 - 21:00 Mark Kasevich, Stanford U Gravity wave detection using atom interferometry   PDF (1.2 Mb)
 
DAY TWO - July 8, 2008 - Tuesday
07:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 17:00 On-site registration
Dark Matter and Particle Physics - Curt J. Cutler, JPL, Chair
Time Speaker Title
08:30 - 09:00 Charles D. Dermer, NRL Science with GLAST   PPT (17 Mb)
09:00 - 09:20 Alexander Kusenko, UCLA Dark matter research in space   PDF (1.4 Mb)
09:20 - 09:40 Kev Abazajian, U of Maryland Detecting the Dark Matter in the X-ray   PDF (8.6 Mb)
09:40 - 10:00 Michael Loewenstein, GSFC Search for Warm Dark Matter with Suzaku Observations of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies   PPT (4.4 Mb)
10:00 - 10:20 Harvey Gould, LBNL Electron Electric Dipole Moment Experiments in Space   PDF (3.5 Mb)
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee Break
Structure of the Universe, Dark Matter and Dark Energy - Richard Easther, Yale U, Chair
10:50 - 11:20 Gary Hinshaw, GSFC 5-year results from WMAP with a Glimpse Ahead   PPT (12 Mb)
11:20 - 11:45 Benjamin D. Wandelt, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fundamental Physics with Planck   PDF (3.5 Mb)
11:45 - 12:10 Edward Shaya, U of Maryland Dark Matter on 1-5 Mpc Scales   PPT (1.7 Mb)
12:10 - 12:40 Vladimir Zharov, SAI, Moscow Apparent motion of extragalactic radio sources   PPT (1.2 Mb)
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Modified Gravity and Experiment - Claus Laemmerzahl, ZARM, Chair
14:00 - 14:20 Orfeu Bertolami, U Technico, Lisbon The coupling of dark energy with Standard Model states   PDF (6.1 Mb)
14:20 - 14:40 Stephen L. Adler, IAS, Pinceton Can the flyby anomaly be attributed to earth-bound dark matter?
14:40 - 15:10 John Moffat, Perimeter Institute Observationally verifiable predictions of modified gravity   PDF (954 Kb)
15:10 - 15:30 Kenji Numata, U of Maryland, GFSC DECIGO : The Japanese Space Gravitational Wave Antenna   PDF (28 Mb)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Gravitational Experiments in Space - Ephraim Fischbach, Purdue U, Chair
16:00 - 16:20 Robert D. Reasenberg, Harvard, CfA A Sounding Rocket Test of the WEP   PPT (918 kB)
16:20 - 16:40 Ho Jung Paik, U of Maryland SMART to Test the Equivalence Principle and the Inverse-Square Law   PPT (4.9 Mb)
16:40 - 17:00 James Overduin, Stanford U The Science Case for STEP   PPT (5.3 Mb)
17:00 - 17:20 Sami Asmar, JPL Instrumentation for Tests of General Relativity By the BepiColombo Mission   PDF (8.5 Mb)
17:20 - 17:40 Robert Byer, Stanford U Advances in LISA Technology   PDF (4 Mb)
17:40 - 18:00 Neil Russell, U of North Michigan Constraining spacetime torsion
18:00 - 18:20 Alvin J. Sanders, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Was Woit GNORW?   PPT (335 Kb)
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
Q2C: Roadmap for the Next Decade I - Ulf E. Israelsson, JPL, Chair
19:30 - 19:50 Michael H. Salamon, NASA HQ Decadal process   PPT (317 Kb)
19:50 - 20:10 Moshe Pniel, JPL Programmatic realities for the Decadal
20:10 - 20:25 Slava G. Turyshev, JPL Exploring gravity with laser-ranging and optical interferometry
20:25 - 20:40 Ho Jung Paik, U of Maryland Exploring gravity with proof-mass technologies   PPT (1.3 Mb)
20:40 - 20:55 Nan Yu, JPL Fundamental physics with clocks and atom interferometry   PPT (626 Kb)
20:55 - 21:10 Robert V. Duncan, U of NM Condensed matter physics and technologies in space   PPT (197 Kb)
21:10 - 21:30 Summary and discussion All participants: Q2C: Roadmap for the Next Decade
 
DAY THREE - Wednesday, July 9, 2008
07:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 11:00 On-site registration
Clocks and Fundamental Physics - Nan Yu, JPL, Chair
Time Speaker Title
08:30 - 08:55 Victor Flambaum, U of Sydney Variation of fundamental constants from Big Bang to atomic clocks: theory and observations   PPT (5.2 Mb)
08:55 - 09:20 Christophe Salomon, ENS, France The ACES Mission and Fundamental Physics   PPT (23 Mb)
09:20 - 09:40 John Prestage, JPL Developments in Compact Hg Microwave Ion Clocks for Fundamental Physics in Space   PPT (6.5 Mb)
09:40 - 10:10 Leo W. Hollberg, NIST, Boulder Optical Atomic Clocks: Ready for Space?   PPT (19 Mb)
10:10 - 10:30 John E. Kitching, NIST Chip-Scale Atomic Devices for Space
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:30 Patrick Gill, NPL, UK Opportunities for space-based experiments using optical clock and comb technology   PDF (8 Mb)
11:30 - 11:50 Scott Diddams, NIST Combing through space: Precision Optical Frequencies for Astronomy   PDF (5.3 Mb)
11:50 - 12:10 Jan W. Thomsen, JILA, NIST, U of Colorado High accuracy 87Sr atomic lattice clock for laboratory measurements of alpha variation   PPT (7.1 Mb)
12:10 - 12:30 Kurt E. Gibble, Penn State Probing Ultra-Cold Atom-Atom Interactions with Atomic Clock Accuracy
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Atom Interferometry in Space - Wolfgang Ertmer, Max Plank Institue for Quantum Optics, Chair
14:00 - 14:20 Philippe Bouyer, Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique ICE: Towards a UFF test with ultra cold atoms in microgravity
14:20 - 14:40 Erika D'Ambrosio, INFN, Florence, Italy Quantum superposition of test-masses to probe general relativity   PDF (863 kB)
14:40 - 15:00 Guglielmo Tino, U of Florence, Italy Precision Experiments on Gravity by Atom Interferometry   PDF (11 Mb)
15:00 - 15:20 Sasha Buchman, Stanford U STAR Space Time Asymmetry Research   PDF (2 Mb)
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee Break
Astrophysics in Strong Gravity Fields - Neil Russell, U of North Michigan, Chair
15:50 - 16:20 Tod E. Strohmayer, GFSC Neutron Star Fundamental Physics with Constellation-X   PPT (14 Mb)
16:20 - 16:40 Chris Reynolds, U of MD Black Hole Physics with Constellation-X   PPT (5 Mb)
16:40 - 17:00 Deepto Chakrabarty, MIT Determining the Equation of State of Ultradense Matter with the Advanced X-ray Timing Array (AXTAR)   PPT (2 Mb)
Analog Physical Phenomena and physics on the ISS - Konstantin Penanen, JPL, Chair
17:00 - 17:20 Brad Carpenter, NASA HQ The ISS National Laboratory and the Future of Research in Space   PPT (7.1 Mb)
17:20 - 17:40 Mark Lee, NASA HQ Fundamental Physics on Space Shuttle and ISS   PPT (7.5 Mb)
17:40 - 18:00 Friedrich Koenig, St. Andrews U, UK Fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon   PPT (12 Mb)
18:00 - 18:20 George Pickett, U of Lancaster, UK Superfluid Helium-3: A Tabletop Universe   PPT (12 Mb)
18:20 - 18:40 Robert V. Duncan, U of NM Cosmology Model Tests Using Quantum Fluids   PPT (12 Mb)
18:40 - 19:00 Inseob Hahn, JPL Critical phenomena in microgravity
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
Emerging Technologies - Philippe Bouyer, Laboratory C. Fabry, Optics Institute, Chair
20:00 - 20:40 Wolfgang Ertmer, MPI QO Quantum Sensors on Ground and in Space
20:40 - 21:00 TBD TBD
 
DAY FOUR - Thursday, July 10, 2008
07:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 11:00 On-site registration
Gravitational & Astrophysics Experiments in Space - Robert D. Reasenberg, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Chair
Time Speaker Title
08:30 - 09:00 Eanna Flanagan, Cornell U Difficulties inherent in terrestial tests of post-Newtonian gravity
09:00 - 09:20 Eckehard W. Mielke, U Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico Toroidal halos in a BEC type scalar model of dark matter   PDF (5.1 Mb)
09:20 - 09:40 Andrej Cadez , University in Ljubljana, Slovenia Tidal potential energy release before plunging into a black hole   PPT (3.1 Mb)
09:40 - 10:00 Ephraim Fischbach, Purdue U Possible Detection of Neutrinos from Solar Flare   PPT (6.9 Mb)
10:00 - 10:20 Talso Chui, JPL Seismic Search for Strange Quark Nuggets and/or other Unknown Massive Particles - a Secondary Science Objective for Lunar Exploration   PPT (4.2 Mb)
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:00 Claus Laemmerzahl, ZARM Space and Mathematics   PDF (5 Mb)
11:00 - 11:20 Anna Nobili, U of Pisa, Italy "Galileo Galilei" (GG) to Test the Equivalence Principle in Space: Improvements with the Laboratory Prototype   PDF (2.4 Mb)
11:20 - 11:40 Yoshiyuki Takahashi, U of Alabama Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) on board Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) of ISS and the quest of highest energy universe   PPT (16 Mb)
11:40 - 12:00 Steven R. Majewski, U of Virginia Exploring Local Dark Matter with the Space Interferometry Mission   PPT (13Mb)
12:00 - 12:30 Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, U of Rome La Sapienza Planck-scale physics in space   PPT (1.6 Mb)
Q2C: Roadmap for the Next Decade II - Slava G. Turyshev, JPL, Chair
12:30 - 13:00 Israelsson, Turyshev, JPL All participants: Q2C: Roadmap for the Next Decade - Closing remarks
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break