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Date: 2018-07-14 - 2018-07-22
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA

COSPAR 42 – Scientific Event H0.5 – Fundamental Physics in Space, Applications – 1st announcement

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42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Pasadena, CA, United States, 14 – 22 July 2018

Scientific Event H0.5 – Fundamental Physics in Space, Applications (Geodesy, Metrology, Navigation, and others)
Main Scientific Organizer: Juergen Mueller
Deputy Organizer: Roberto Peron
Scientific Organizing Committee: Claus Laemmerzahl

Dear Colleague,

the 42nd Committee of Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly will be held from 14 July – 22 July 2018, in Pasadena, CA, USA. As scientific organizers of the COSPAR session H0.5 “Fundamental Physics in Space, Applications (Geodesy, Metrology, Navigation, and Others)” and acknowledging your expertise in the related scientific fields, we would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract for a [solicited] talk in session H0.5.

The objective of this session is to discuss new sensor measurements and mission concepts that apply advanced techniques for the study of the gravitational field on ground and in space, highlighting the recent developments in atom interferometry, laser interferometry, and optical clocks and their applications in the fields of ground-based and satellite geodesy, metrology, positioning, navigation, transport, etc.

We invite presentations to illustrate the principles and state of the art of those novel techniques and the application of the new methods for terrestrial and satellite geodesy (where local and global mass variations and surface deformations will be observed with unforeseen accuracy and resolution, variations that reflect changes in the Earth system), navigation and fundamental physics (“Relativistic metrology”: the precise measurement of quantities – e.g., length and time – related to spacetime dynamics). We also welcome papers for further applications and invite contributions covering the theoretical description of the new methods, introducing novel theoretical concepts as well as new modelling schemes.

We are looking forward to meet you at COSPAR 2018.

With our best wishes,
Jürgen Mueller, Roberto Peron and Claus Laemmerzahl
Prof. Dr. Juergen Mueller
Institute of Geodesy, University Hannover

Dr. Roberto Peron

Prof. Dr. Claus Laemmerzahl
ZARM, University Bremen