content 22-October-2017 11:54:33

Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team (FPR-AT)

This page has been archived and is no longer updated.
The Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team was disbanded following the conclusion of their activities.

This page collates material related to the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team (FPR-AT) and the call for White Papers.


11 Aug 2010 - The Fundamental Physics Roadmap is released
The Fundamental Physics Roadmap has been released and the 51 page document is now available in PDF.  To download it click on the PDF icon or the link under "Documentation" to the right: Download the Fundamental Physics Roadmap document

Announcements and related documentation can be found via links in the right-hand menu.

The FPR-AT has been assembled by ESA in order to draw a recommendation on the scientific and technological roadmap necessary to lead Europe toward the realization of future space missions in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan in the field of fundamental physics. 

The FPR-AT has consulted with the scientific community. The first step in this consultation process was the Call for White Papers (see article "Call for White Papers for FPR Advisory Team" in right-hand menu). Based on the White Papers that were received in response to this Call, a draft version of the Roadmap document was prepared by the FPR-AT (see link under Documentation). This draft document was discussed with the scientific community at an open workshop, held at ESTEC in January 2010 (see link to the Workshop in right-hand menu). After taking into account the inputs from the workshop and subsequent discussions with individuals, the FPR-AT was able to produce the final version of the Roadmap (see link under Documentation).

Schedule of activities

6 April 2009: ESA issues Call for White Papers
28 May 2009 (12:00 CEST): Deadline for submission of White Papers
21-22 January 2010: Draft of Roadmap document presented and discussed with the scientific community in an open workshop held in ESTEC - Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
July 2010: FPR-AT activities concluded with the delivery to ESA of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap document.

The members of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team are:

Pierre Binetruy (Chair), Astroparticule et Cosmologie, France
Luigi Cacciapuoti (Secretary), ESA
Philippe Bouyer, Institut d'Optique, France
Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Luciano Iess,  Università "La Sapienza", Italy
Gijs Nelemans, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ernst Rasel,  Universität Hannover, Germany
Stephan Schiller, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Wolfgang Schleich, Universität Ulm, Germany
Alicia Sintes, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Alan Watson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
William Weber, Università di Trento, Italy
Peter Wolf, Observatoire de Paris, France

For further details please contact:
Timo Prusti, ESA's Coordinator for Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Missions

Last Update: 02 January 2014

For further information please contact:

See Also