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Phononic Quantum Sensors for Gravity

Project description

Detecting gravitational fields with Bose-Einstein condensates

Bose-Einstein condensates – large groups of interacting atoms cooled to temperatures very close to absolute zero – are very useful for high-precision metrology. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action programme, the PhoQuS-G project aims to investigate whether Bose-Einstein condensates consisting of phonons could be used to sense gravitational fields with high precision. The project will build on a new powerful numerical method that describes condensate splitting, trap-release and other condensate properties. High-precision sensing of gravitational fields would offer a variety of applications, from fundamental research to technological solutions. For example, knowledge about local gravitational fields (geodesy) could prove useful for mapping underground infrastructures or finding natural resources.

Coordinator

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 162 806,40