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GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer

Amelino-Camelia, G. and Aplin, K. and Arndt, M. and Barrow, J.D. and Bingham, R.J. and Bordé, C. and Bouyer, P. and Caldwell, M. and Cruise, A.M. and Damour, T. and D´Arrigo, P. and Dittus, H. and Ertmer, W. and Foulon, B. and Gill, P. and Hammond, G.D. and Hough, J. and Jentsch, C. and Johann, U. and Jetzer, P. and Klein, H. and Lambrecht, A. and Lamine, B. and Lämmerzahl, C. and Lockerbie, N. and Löffler, F. and Mendonca, J.T. and Mester, J. and Ni, W.-T. and Pegrum, C. and Peters, A. and Rasel, E. and Reynaud, S. and Shaul, D. and Sumner, T.J. and Theil, S. and Torrie, C. and Touboul, P. and Trenkel, C. and Vitale, S. and Vodel, W. and Wang, C. and Ward, H. and Woodgate, A. (2009) GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer. Experimental Astronomy, 23 (2), pp. 549-572. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9086-9 ISSN 0922-6435

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The GAUGE (GrAnd Unification and Gravity Explorer) mission proposes to use a drag-free spacecraft platform onto which a number of experiments are attached. They designed to address a number of key issues at the interface between gravity and unification with the forces of nature. The equivalence principle is to be probed with both a high-precision test using classical macroscopic test bodies, and, to lower precision, using microscopic test bodies via cold-atom interferometry. These two equivalence principle tests will explore string.dilaton theories and the effect of space-time fluctuations respectively.The macroscopic test bodies will also be used for intermediate-range inverse-square law and an axion-like spin-coupling search. The microscopic test bodies offer teh prospect of extending the range of tests to also include short-range inverse-square law and spin-coupling maesurements as well as looking for evidence of quantum decoherence due to space-time fluctuations at the Planck scale

Document Type:Article
Title:GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID
Amelino-Camelia, G.Dipt. di Fisica, Univ. Roma, La SapienzaUNSPECIFIED
Aplin, K.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., DidcotUNSPECIFIED
Arndt, M.Inst. f. Experimentalphysik, Univ. WienUNSPECIFIED
Barrow, J.D.Dept Appl. Mathematics and Theor. Physics, Univ. CambridgeUNSPECIFIED
Bingham, R.J.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., DidcotUNSPECIFIED
Bordé, C.Systems de Reference Temps Espace / Lab. Physiques Lasers, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Bouyer, P.Lab. Charles Fabry, Institute d´Optiques, PalaiseauUNSPECIFIED
Caldwell, M.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., DidcotUNSPECIFIED
Cruise, A.M.Univ. BirminghamUNSPECIFIED
Damour, T.Inst. Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-YvetteUNSPECIFIED
D´Arrigo, P.EADS-Astrium, StevenageUNSPECIFIED
Ertmer, W.Inst. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ.- HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Gill, P.National Physics Lab., TeddingtonUNSPECIFIED
Hammond, G.D.Univ. BirminghamUNSPECIFIED
Hough, J.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Jentsch, C.EADS Astrium, FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Johann, U.EADS Astrium, FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Jetzer, P.Inst. Theor. Physics, ETH ZürichUNSPECIFIED
Klein, H.National Physics Lab., TeddingtonUNSPECIFIED
Lambrecht, A.Lab. Kastler Brossel, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Lamine, B.Lab. Kastler Brossel, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, C.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Lockerbie, N.Univ. Strathclyde, GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Löffler, F.PTB, BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Mendonca, J.T.Inst. Sup. Técnico, LisbonUNSPECIFIED
Mester, J.Stanford Univ.UNSPECIFIED
Ni, W.-T.Purple Mountain Obs, NanjingUNSPECIFIED
Pegrum, C.Univ. Strathclyde, GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, E.Inst. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ.- HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Reynaud, S.Lab. Kastler Brossel, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Shaul, D.Imperial College, LondonUNSPECIFIED
Sumner, T.J.t.sumner@imperial.ac.uk, Imperial College, LondonUNSPECIFIED
Torrie, C.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Touboul, P.ONERA, ChatillonUNSPECIFIED
Trenkel, C.EADS-Astrium, StevenageUNSPECIFIED
Vitale, S.Univ. TrentoUNSPECIFIED
Vodel, W.Friedrich-Schiller Univ., JenaUNSPECIFIED
Wang, C.Univ. AberdeenUNSPECIFIED
Ward, H.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Woodgate, A.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. GlasgowUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Experimental Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 549-572
von Ballmoos, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Fundamental Physics, Space missions, Equivalence Principle, Mass-spin coupling, Atom interferometry
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Dittus, Prof.Dr. Hansjörg
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 13:14
Last Modified:06 Oct 2016 10:45

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