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

Ulrik Andersen Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Aidan Arnold University of Strathclyde
Serkan Ates İzmir Institute of Technology
Marco Avesani Universita' degli studi di Padova
Angelo Bassi University of Trieste
James Bateman Swansea University
Ömer Bayraktar Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Robert Bedington Centre for Quantum Technologies
Alessio Belenchia Queen's University Belfast
Mohamed Benyoucef INA, University of Kassel
Daniel Braun University Tübingen
David Edward Bruschi University of York
Kjetil Børkje University College of Southeast Norway
Humeyra Caglayan Bilkent University
Humeyra Caglayan Tampere University of Technology
Baris Cakmak Bahcesehir University
Steve Campbell INFN Sezione di Milano & Università degli Studi di Milano
Matteo Carlesso University of Trieste
Catalina Oana Curceanu LNF-INFN
Eleni Diamanti CNRS, Sorbonne Université
Lajos Diosi Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Sandro Donadi University of Trieste
Pedro Duque Lusospace Lda
Kadir Durak özyeğin university
Omid Faizy Namarvar LPT-IRSAMC & CEMES-CNRS
Matthias Fink Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information - Vienna
Jaromir Fiurasek Palacky University Olomouc
Naceur Gaaloul Institute of Quantum Optics / Leibniz University of Hanover
Aurél Gábris Czech Technical University in Prague
Dinaol Gadisa Ethiopian space science and technology institute and African Aeronautics and Astronautics Center
Christos Gagatsos University of Warwick
Santanu Ganguly Cisco Systems, Liverpool John Moores University
Barry Garraway University of Sussex
Remi GEIGER SYRTE, Paris Observatory
Dr. Rüdiger Gerndt Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Nicolas Gisin Group of Applied Physics University of Geneva Switzerland
Daniel Granados Fundacion IMDEA Nanociencia
Simon Groeblacher TU Delft
André Großardt Queen's University Belfast
Jens Grosse University Bremen & DLR Bremen
Mircea Guina Tampere University of Technology
Habib Gültekin Koç University
S. Deniz Han İstanbul University
Radu Ionicioiu Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)
Markku Jääskeläinen Mälardalen University
Lars M. Johansen University College of Southeast Norway
Rainer Kaltenbaek University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs University of Latvia
Ahad Khaleghi Ardabili Koç University
Nikolai Kiesel University of Vienna
Astrid Lambrecht Laboratoire Kastler Brossel CNRS, UPMC, ENS, CdF
Jan-Åke Larsson Linköpings Universitet
Jean Lautier-Gaud Muquans
Bruno Leone European Space Agency
Rupert Levene University College Dublin
Maciej Lewenstein ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences
Ying Lia Li University College London
Ahmed M. Farouk Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Mathematics Department
Sabrina Maniscalco University of Turku
Jean Pierre Marburger JGU Mainz
Luca Mazzarella University of Strathclyde
Jarosław Miszczak Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Gavin Morley University of Warwick
Ozgur Mustecaplioglu Koc University
Daniel Oi University of Strathclyde
Yasser Omar Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Sorin Paraoanu Aalto University
Mauro Paternostro Queen's University Belfast
Emanuele Pelucchi Tyndall National Institute
Marco Pezzutto Instituto De Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Mohsen Razavi University of Leeds
Jelmer Renema Universiteit Twente
Serge Reynaud Laboratoire Kastler Brossel CNRS, ENS, UPMC, Collège de France
Stefan Riedl Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Hannes Rotzinger Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Albert Roura Institute of Quantum Technologies, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Sahar Sahebdivan University of Vienna
Bernhard Sang OHB System AG
Matteo Schiavon University of Padova
Stephan Schiller Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Stephan Seidel Leibniz Universität Hannover
Rui Semide Lusospace Lda
Zeki Seskir Middle East Technical University Physics Department
Muzzamal Shaukat Instituto Superior Tecnico
Jasminder Sidhu University of Strathclyde
Katya Marinova Simeonova Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
German Sinuco Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex
Guglielmo M. Tino Università di Firenze, LENS, INFN
Geza Toth Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Asli Tuncer Koc University
Giuseppe Vallone University of Padova
Mathias Van Den Bossche Thales Alenia Space
Francesco Vedovato University of Padova
Paolo Villoresi University of Padova INF-CNR
David Vitali University of Camerino
Wolf von Klitzing IESL-FORTH
Harald Weinfurter University of Munich
Patrick Windpassinger JGU Mainz - Institute of Physics
Lisa Woerner ZARM / University Bremen
André Xuereb University of Malta
Alexander Yosifov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Hugo Zbinden GAP Quantum Technologies. University of Geneva
Yao Zhou Austrian Academy of Sciences - Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Mario Ziman Institute of Physics Slovak Academy of Sciences
Zoltán Zimborás Wigner Research Centre for Physics
אסף אבנון Bar Ilan