space science

The group of experimental gravitation and quantum optics works in the research area of ultra-cold atoms and atom optics, frequency metrology, as well as computational modeling of quantum systems. more...

Our research is focused on analytical calculations of orbits of particles and light in general relativistic spacetimes. As a main application we study problems in astronomy, but we also investigate relativistic effects on the motion and tracking of satellites and the rate of clocks. Furthermore, we study fundamental problems in (nonlinear) electrodynamics and in alternative theories of gravity such as Finsler geometry. more...

Our research focusses on problems at the interface between Quantum Theory—the theory of matter—and General Relativity—the theory of gravity. These two theories form the main pillars of modern fundamental physics, tough they partially rest on mutually incompatible principles. We wish to gain a better understanding as to how these principles have to be modified in order to achieve unification by asking simple questions regarding experimentally accessible situations to which both theories apply. We are also interested in mathematical aspects of Special and General Relativity, which brings us in close contact to  the research group Gravitational Theory. more...

The group thermofluid dynamics works in the research area of computational modelling and simulation of transport processes of compressible fluids in molecular, trans-sonic and turbulent flows. more...

The micro satellites and modelling methods group develops innovative micro satellite hardware as well as new numerical modelling methods within the scope of orbit propagation, satellite mission analysis and satellite system evaluation.more...

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