Lisbon Training Workshop on Quantum Technologies in Space

Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 to Thursday, September 14, 2017

The QTSpace COST action brings together a variety of communities from space agencies and industries as well as from the field of quantum technology. The Lisbon Training Workshop aims at establishing a common ground in know-how and expertise in state of the art developments in these diverse fields by providing tutorials on diverse topics like quantum communication in space, quantum-enhanced measurements and the potential of quantum technology to develop novel tests of the foundations of physics. These talks will go hand in hand with hands-on training sessions to make the trainees acquainted with skills central to this unique effort like, e.g., orbital simulations for quantum-communication experiments or other future space missions. This pedagogical setting will set the stage to further the discourse between a wide variety of stake holders in space agencies and space industries as well as scientists from four communities that have been pushing towards space applications of quantum technology in the recent past: (1) atom interferometry, (2) atomic clocks, (3) quantum communication and (4) quantum optomechanics and high-mass matter-wave interferometry. The unique combination of tutorials and a scientific workshop will provide a perfect setting for networking among Early Career Investigators, leading scientists as well as stake holders from space agencies and space industry.

Link: https://qtspacetwlisbon.sciencesconf.org

Organizers: 

Rainer Kaltenbaek (University of Vienna), Yasser Omar (Instituto Técnico Superior), Eamonn Murphy (European Space Agency), José Manuel Leitao (Instituto Técnico Superior)

Program: 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Arrivals

Monday, September 11, 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Tutorial on Quantum Communication
10:00 - 11:00 Tutorial on Quantum-enhanced Measurements
11:30 - 12:30 Hands-on training on orbital simulations
14:00 - 15:00 Talks by Industry Partners
15:00 - 15:30 Talk about Azores International Research Center
16:00 - 16:30 Talk by ESA representative
16:30 - 17:30 Round-table discussion on (Space) Industry

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Tutorial on Fundamental Science in Space
10:00 - 11:00 Tutorial on Quantum Communication
11:30 - 12:30 Hands-on training on quantum-enhanced measurements
14:00 - 15:00 Talks on quantum communication in space
15:00 - 16:00 Round-table discussion on quantum communication in space
16:00 - 19:00 Free afternoon
19:00 - 21:00 Poster session

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Tutorial on Quantum-enhanced Measurements
10:00 - 11:00 Tutorial on Fundamental Science in Space
11:30 - 12:30 Hands-on training on optical trapping
14:00 - 15:30 Talks on quantum communication and on ESA's New Science Ideas
16:00 - 17:00 Talks on atom interferometry and atomic clocks
17:00 - 18:00 Round-table discussion on ESA's New Science Ideas
18:00 - 19:00 Evening talk

Thursday,  September 14, 2017

09:00 - 10:30 Scientific talks
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations of poster-prize winners
14:00 - 17:00 Working Group 2 meeting
17:00 - 19:00 Management Committee meeting

Book of Abstracts: