Testing gravity with atomic quantum sensors.

Salvi L., Cacciapuoti L., D'Amico G., Fattori M., Hu L., Jain M., Rosi G., Wang E., Poli N., Tino G. M.

II - Fisica della materia
Aula 32B-2 - Giovedì 20 h 09:00 - 13:00
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In this talk I will illustrate a series of experiments that we performed using cold atoms for precision tests in gravitational physics. I will show that instruments measuring and testing gravity can be implemented both with ultracold rubidium and strontium atoms. The application of these devices in testing the Weak Equivalence Principle of General Relativity, in the measurement of the Newtonian gravitational constant G and in the development of a new type of gravitational wave detector will be discussed.

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