April 28, 2019 to May 3, 2019
Club Hotel Marina Beach
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Vacuum Fluctuations at Nanoscale and Gravitation: theory and experiments

The Archimedes Experiment

May 1, 2019, 11:15 AM
Club Hotel Marina Beach

Club Hotel Marina Beach

Via del Mare s.n.c., 08028, Orosei, NU


Dr P Puppo (INFN, Roma)


Archimedes is an experiment conceived to shed light on one of the most intriguing topics of the modern physics: the interaction between the gravitational field and the vacuum fluctuations. The experiment will measure the force exerted by the gravitational field on a Casimir cavity, whose vacuum energy is modulated with a superconductive transition, by using a balance as a small force detector. Archimedes is an INFN six-year project that will be installed in the SARGRAV laboratory placed in an old mine located the Sardinia italian region. This site is characterized by a very low seismic noise so it is the ideal environment for null force experiments and for third-generation gravitational waves interferometers like ET.

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