WG1: Fundamental science studies

André Xuereb
University of Malta

Vice Leader:
Simon Groeblacher
Delft University of Technology


We will set the foundations of the research programme within QTSpace, and establish the enabling ground for the experimental efforts that are at the core of the Action’s Work Plan. WG1 will thus have an explicitly enabling character, entailed by its fundamental nature. Specifically, WG1 will address three targeted tasks: 

  1. The evaluation of tests for fundamental theories in quantum mechanics, and their extensions towards implementation in a space environment; 
  2. The thorough characterization of the needs for the successful realization of fundamental quantum experiments in space environments, including the identification of the experimental regimes that would lead to the observation of potential deviations from the prescriptions of quantum mechanics. This task of WG1 will thus be instrumental to the identification of a factual roadmap for the experimental assessment of quantum tests in space; 
  3. The exploration of the possibility to realise space missions aimed at the exploration, within the realm of fundamental quantum physics, of the various platforms identified in QTSpace (from optical quantum communication to cold-atom interferometry, from matter-wave interferometry with large masses to atomic-clock technology). 

The development of the WG will take advantage of the variegate expertise available within QTSpace, which spans from the foundations of quantum mechanics to the experimental management of nano-/mesoscopic systems, from open-system dynamics to quantum optics and quantum information processing. The work performed within the WG will underpin the efforts of the other Working Groups trough a propositive, informative, and through-provoking approach to difficult questions in fundamental quantum physics. 


WG1 Members

Aidan Arnold University of Strathclyde - UK
Marco Avesani Universita' degli studi di Padova - Italy
Angelo Bassi University of Trieste - Italy
James Bateman Swansea University - UK
Ömer Bayraktar Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light - Germany
Robert Bedington Centre for Quantum Technologies - Singapore
David Edward Bruschi University of York - UK
Kjetil Børkje University College of Southeast Norway - Norway
Humeyra Caglayan Tampere University of Technology - Finland
Steve Campbell INFN Sezione di Milano & Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy
Matteo Carlesso University of Trieste - ITALY
Catalina Oana Curceanu LNF-INFN - Italy
Lajos Diosi Wigner Research Centre for Physics - Hungary
Sandro Donadi University of Trieste - Italy
Pedro Duque Lusospace Lda - Portugal
Omid Faizy Namarvar LPT-IRSAMC & CEMES-CNRS - France
Matthias Fink Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information - Vienna - Austria
Jaromir Fiurasek Palacky University Olomouc - Czech Republic
Naceur Gaaloul Institute of Quantum Optics / Leibniz University of Hanover - Germany
Christos Gagatsos University of Warwick - United Kingdom
Barry Garraway University of Sussex - UK
Dr. Rüdiger Gerndt Airbus Defence and Space GmbH - Germany
Nicolas Gisin Group of Applied Physics University of Geneva Switzerland - Switzerland
Simon Groeblacher TU Delft - Netherlands
André Großardt Queen's University Belfast - United Kingdom
Mircea Guina Tampere University of Technology - Finland
Habib Gültekin Koç University - Turkey
S. Deniz Han İstanbul University - Turkey
Radu Ionicioiu Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) - Romania
Markku Jääskeläinen Dalarna University - Sweden
Lars M. Johansen University College of Southeast Norway - Norway
Rainer Kaltenbaek University of Vienna - Austria
Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs University of Latvia - Latvia
Ahad Khaleghi Ardabili Koç University - Turkey
Astrid Lambrecht Laboratoire Kastler Brossel CNRS, UPMC, ENS, CdF - France
Jan-Åke Larsson Linköpings Universitet - Sweden
Jean Lautier-Gaud Muquans - France
Bruno Leone European Space Agency - United Kingdom
Rupert Levene University College Dublin - Ireland
Maciej Lewenstein ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences - Catalonia
Ahmed M. Farouk Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Mathematics Department - Egypt
Sabrina Maniscalco University of Turku - Finland
Jean Pierre Marburger JGU Mainz - Germany
Jarosław Miszczak Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Poland
Ozgur Mustecaplioglu Koc University - Turkey
Daniel Oi University of Strathclyde - United Kingdom
Yasser Omar Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon - Portugal
Sorin Paraoanu Aalto University - Finland
Mauro Paternostro Queen's University Belfast - United Kingdom
Emanuele Pelucchi Tyndall National Institute - Ireland
Marco Pezzutto Instituto De Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal
Serge Reynaud Laboratoire Kastler Brossel CNRS, ENS, UPMC, Collège de France - France
Albert Roura Ulm University - Germany
Sahar Sahebdivan University of Vienna - Austria
Bernhard Sang OHB System AG - Germany
Matteo Schiavon University of Padova - Italy
Stephan Schiller Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf - Germany
Stephan Seidel Leibniz Universität Hannover - Germany
Rui Semide Lusospace Lda - Portugal
Zeki Seskir Middle East Technical University Physics Department - Turkey
Muzzamal Shaukat Instituto Superior Tecnico - Portugal
German Sinuco Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex - United Kingdom
Guglielmo M. Tino Università di Firenze, LENS, INFN - Italy
Geza Toth Wigner Research Centre for Physics - Hungary
Giuseppe Vallone University of Padova - Italia
Francesco Vedovato University of Padova - Italy
Paolo Villoresi University of Padova INF-CNR - Italy
David Vitali University of Camerino - Italia
Wolf von Klitzing IESL-FORTH - Greece
Harald Weinfurter University of Munich - Germany
André Xuereb University of Malta - Malta
Hugo Zbinden GAP Quantum Technologies. University of Geneva - Switzerland
Mario Ziman Institute of Physics Slovak Academy of Sciences - Slovakia
Zoltán Zimborás Wigner Research Centre for Physics - Hungary