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Fundamental Physics Roadmap Workshop

Fundamental Physics Roadmap Workshop

Introduction

The Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team, 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 is preparing a roadmap document based on White Papers submitted to ESA by the scientific community.

The draft roadmap document has been presented to the scientific community at a workshop organised by the FPR-AT in January 2010. These web pages host all details about the workshop:

http://sci.esa.int/fprworkshop 
 

Update: 18 February 2010 - the presentations
The workshop presentations are now available for download in PDF format from the workshop's programme page, which is here.

Update: 12 January 2010 - the roadmap
The draft version of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap
document is now available as a PDF. To download it click on the icon or the link under "Documentation" to the right:

Download the draft version of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap document
1.7 Mb

Location
European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC
Room Newton
Keplerlaan 1
Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Schedule
First announcement issued 27 August 2009
Registration opens 29 September 2009
Registration closes 18 January 2009
Workshop 21-22 January 2010

The following scientific domains will be covered at the workshop:
  • Tests of fundamental laws and principles, e.g. equivalence principle, constancy of fundamental constants, inverse square gravitational law;
     
  • Detection and study of gravitational waves;
     
  • Quantum mechanics in a clean environment;
     
  • Cold atom physics, new frequency standards, and quantum technologies;
     
  • The fundamental physics of dark energy and dark matter;
     
  • Space-based efforts in astroparticles: high energy cosmic particles, antimatter, etc.

First announcement

31 Aug 2009

Dear Colleague,

The Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team (FPR-AT) is pleased to invite you to the

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS ROADMAP WORKSHOP
21-22 January 2010
ESTEC, Room Newton
Keplerlaan 1, Noordwijk - The Netherlands

The FPR-AT has been assembled by the European Space Agency 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 following scientific domains will be covered:

  • Tests of fundamental laws and principles, e.g. equivalence principle, constancy of fundamental constants, inverse square gravitational law;
  • Detection and study of gravitational waves;
  • Quantum mechanics in a clean environment;
  • Cold atom physics, new frequency standards, and quantum technologies;
  • The fundamental physics of dark energy and dark matter;
  • Space-based efforts in astroparticles: high energy cosmic particles, antimatter, etc.

A draft of the roadmap document will be made available by the FPR-AT in the fall of 2009; this document will be publicly presented and finalized together with the scientific community on the occasion of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Workshop. The event will provide the participants with a forum to discuss science goals and technologies relevant for conducting fundamental physics studies in space.

A dedicated web page (this page and related articles), reachable from the FPR-AT website (http://sci.esa.int/fprat - see link to FPR-AT home page in right-hand menu), will be put in place to announce the programme, allow for registration, and provide further details on the event organization. The workshop will be free of charge.

For the time being please, book the dates in your agenda. Further details will follow.

The FPR-AT members are looking forward to meeting you in ESTEC.

Kind regards,

Pierre Binetruy (Chair), Astroparticule et Cosmologie, France
Luigi Cacciapuoti (Secretary), ESA, The Netherlands
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

Registration

In order to attend the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Workshop you must complete the registration form (under Related Links in the right-hand menu). After completing and successfully submiting the form, you will receive an automatic confirmation message at the email address provided by you.

The deadline for registration has passed
(18 January 2010)

Costs
The workshop is free of charge.

Programme (updated)

A draft of the roadmap document prepared by FPR-AT is now publicly available and posted on the FPR-AT website. It can be downloaded from the right-hand menu under the "Documentation" section. This document has been presented and discussed together with the scientific community on the occasion of the FPR workshop. The final version of the roadmap should be available by March 2010.

The event provided the participants with a forum to discuss science goals and technologies relevant for conducting fundamental physics studies in space.

The invited speakers were:
A. Masiero (INFN, Italy)
C. Salomon (ENS, France)
B. Schutz (AEI, Germany)

Workshop programme and presentations

The workshop presentations are available in PDF format and can be downloaded from the programme table below, in the rightmost column.

The workshop programme can also be downloaded as a PDF from the right-hand menu.

Day 1 - 21 January 2010
Morning: Plenary session
Room: Newton
09.30-09.45 Introduction (F. Favata, ESA)
09.45-10.20 What do we need to know in gravitational physics? (B. Schutz, AEI) PDF
10.20-10.55 What can we learn about fundamental physics from astroparticle physics? (A. Masiero, INFN) PDF
10.55-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-11.50 Atomic sensors (C. Salomon) PDF
11.50-12.35 Presentation of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap (P. Binetruy, APC) PDF
12.35-13.00 Questions
13.00-14.15 Lunch

Afternoon: Parallel discussion groups
Rooms:
Newton 1, Newton 2, Df121, Ef008

14.15-16.00 Meeting of the discussion groups
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.00 Meeting of the discussion groups (continued)
18.00-19.00 Welcome reception (foyer Newton room)
 
Day 2 - 22 January 2010
Morning: Parallel discussion groups
Rooms: Newton 1, Newton 2, Df121, Ef008
09.00-10.30 Meeting of the discussion groups (continued)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Meeting of the discussion groups (continued)
12.30-14.30 Lunch
Afternoon: Plenary session
Room: Newton
14.30-14.45 The ESA advisory structure (O. Minster, ESA) PDF
14.45-16.00 Summary of the discussions
16.00-16.30 Conclusions (P. Binetruy, APC)

Venue (updated)

The workshop is held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), the ESA establishment in the Netherlands, in the conference room 'Newton'.

Address
European Space Research and Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 565 6565
Fax: +31 71 565 6040

Logistics
Badges will have to be prepared by the ESTEC security at the entrance gate. In order to speed up the process, we recommend bringing with you a copy of your passport or ID card on your arrival.


How to get to ESA/ESTEC

ESTEC is located at the southern tip of Noordwijk.

By car
From Den Haag (The Hague): take the A4 (direction Amsterdam) and exit at "Leiden". Follow the N206 towards Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit "Katwijk Noord". From there follow signs to "ESTEC" (small white squares).

From Amsterdam: take the A4 (direction Den Haag-Rotterdam) then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit "Noordwijk-Voorhout", continue to Noordwijk and from there, follow signs to "ESTEC".

By train
From Leiden Centraal station, take the number 32 bus to Katwijk. The bus stops in front of the ESTEC entrance gate. Please note that this bus leaves twice an hour during peak periods and only once an hour during normal hours. Journey time is approx. 30 minutes.

By plane
From Schiphol airport, either take a taxi to ESTEC (30 min), or a train to Leiden (15 min) and then the number 32 bus (see train directions above) (30 min.). By rental car, follow the "By car" instructions as above from Amsterdam.


Hotel Accommodation

For the Hotel accommodation, we recommend to contact the ESTEC travel office:

BCD Travel
Inplant ESA-ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk
Tel: +31 71 565 8030
Fax: +31 71 565 5859
Email: estec.TravelOfficeesa.int

REMINDER: Complete your registration and hotel booking as soon as possible. Hotel booking via the ESTEC travel office will be possible only up to Thursday 14 January 2010 (CoB).

A number of hotel rooms in the Noordwijk area have been reserved for the Workshop attendees.

Beach Hotel  Eur 95.00  excluding breakfast
Golden Tulip Noordwijk Beach
(old Mercure)
 Eur 86.00  excluding breakfast
Prominent Inn  Eur 67.50  including breakfast
Astoria  Eur 65.50  including breakfast
Admiraal  Eur 57.00  including breakfast
Heeren van Noortwyck  Eur 57.00  including breakfast

Note: the above hotel rates are indicative and could be subject to adjustment with the beginning of 2010.

Please, mention the FPR Workshop when making your hotel reservation.

Bus transportation from the hotels to ESTEC and back on day 1 and to ESTEC on day 2 will be arranged.


Bus Details

The following bus route details can also be downloaded as a PDF from the right-hand menu.

Day 1 - 21 January 2010
Noordwijk Hotels to ESTEC:
08.15 Golden Tulip Beach Hotel¹ (Kon. Wilhelmina Blvd)
08.20 Admiraal Hotel² (Quarles va. Uffordtstraat)
08.25 Alexander Hotel (Oude Zeeweg)
 
ESTEC to Noordwijk:
19.00

Return to same hotels (after the welcome reception)

 
Day 2 - 22 January 2010
Noordwijk Hotels to ESTEC:
08.30 Golden Tulip Beach Hotel
08.35 Admiraal Hotel
08.40 Alexander Hotel

¹: Meeting point also for the Beach Hotel and the Prominent Inn Hotel (all on the Boulevard)
²: Meeting point also for the Heeren van Noortwijck Hotel

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Oct-2019 00:05 UT

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