Objectives

 

In view of the rapid advances in optical clock research there are attractive possibilities to use these instruments for precision tests of the equivalence principle, of general relativity, and to provide an infrastructure for frequency and time metrology on earth and in space, with potential applications in the field of geophysics.

 

The aim of the workshop is to clarify the interest in an optical clock mission and to discuss its definition.

 

The workshop brings together representatives of groups that could contribute to the initial development of a space mission or could benefit from the applications and measurements.

 

Due to the purpose and nature of the workshop the number of participants is limited and participation is by invitation only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizers

 

Stephan Schiller, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf (HHUD), Germany

Christophe Salomon, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, France

Patrick Gill, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK

Guglielmo Tino, European Laboratory on Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Florenz, Italy

Axel Görlitz, HHUD, Germany

Alexander Nevsky, HHUD, Germany

Ekkehard Peik,  Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany

Uwe Sterr, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany