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Date: 2016-03-13 - 2016-03-19
Location: Bad Honnef, Germany

Relativistic Geodesy: Foundations and Applications, Bad Honnef, Germany

The scientific focus of the seminar will be on the foundations and applications of relativistic geodesy. In particular on fundamental notions and methods, modeling of experiments and missions, and the interpretation of current and future experiments. Topics to be covered are: Relativistic approximation methods, relativistic definitions of geodetic notions, methods for clock comparison, reference systems, satellite geodesy, modeling of positioning systems, modeling of clocks and clock networks, high-precision models of earth’s gravity field, tests of gravitational theories, realization of a global time scale, interferometric methods, de-correlation of observational data, present and future space missions, as well as technical aspects and future developments of positioning systems.

This 609. WE-Heraeus-Seminar will take place at the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany. More details and contact information can be found on the seminar webpage.

We particularly encourage students and young researchers to participate in this seminar. There are no conference fees. The living expenses (overnight costs and meals) for all selected participants will be covered by the WE-Heraeus foundation. Since the number of participants to this seminar is limited we encourage early registrations (registration deadline: 15 December 2015).

This seminar is organized by D. Puetzfeld (ZARM, U Bremen) and C. Laemmerzahl (ZARM, U Bremen), and is generously funded by the WE-Heraeus-Foundation.

In case you need assistance or have questions regarding the seminar please contact:

Dirk Puetzfeld
University of Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen, Germany