Quantum physics exploring gravity in the outer solar system: the SAGAS project

  title={Quantum physics exploring gravity in the outer solar system: the SAGAS project},
  author={P. Wolf and C. J. Bord{\'e} and A. Clairon and L. Duchayne and A. Landragin and P. Lemonde and G. Santarelli and W. Ertmer and E. Rasel and F. S. Cataliotti and M. Inguscio and G. Tino and P. Gill and H. Klein and S. Reynaud and C. Salomon and E. Peik and O. Bertolami and P. Gil and J. P'aramos and C. Jentsch and U. Johann and A. Rathke and P. Bouyer and L. Cacciapuoti and D. Izzo and P. Natale and B. Christophe and P. Touboul and S. Turyshev and J. Anderson and M. Tobar and F. Schmidt-Kaler and J. Vigu'e and A. Madej and L. Marmet and M.-C. Angonin and P. Delva and P. Tourrenc and G. M{\'e}tris and H. M{\"u}ller and R. Walsworth and Z. Lu and L. J. Wang and K. Bongs and A. Toncelli and M. Tonelli and H. Dittus and C. L{\"a}mmerzahl and G. Galzerano and P. Laporta and J. Laskar and A. Fienga and F. Roques and K. Sengstock},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
  • P. Wolf, C. J. Bordé, +52 authors K. Sengstock
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Experimental Astronomy
  • We summarise the scientific and technological aspects of the Search for Anomalous Gravitation using Atomic Sensors (SAGAS) project, submitted to ESA in June 2007 in response to the Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 call for proposals. The proposed mission aims at flying highly sensitive atomic sensors (optical clock, cold atom accelerometer, optical link) on a Solar System escape trajectory in the 2020 to 2030 time-frame. SAGAS has numerous science objectives in fundamental physics and Solar System… CONTINUE READING
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