Experimental gravity

Part 1 : J.Y. Vinet

4 lectures: 16, 17, 18, 19 October 2006

Physical modelling of Gravitational Wave experiments on ground and in space

1-2: VIRGO

3-4: LISA

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Part 2 : J. Mester

3 lectures: 26, 27, 30 October 2006

- Overview of Experimental tests of General Relativity
- Ground Based Tests of the Equivalence Principle and Short Range Tests of Newton's Inverse-Square Law
- Space Based Tests of the Equivalence Principle
- Pound-Rebka Experiment and Gravity Probe A
- Ranging to Remote benchmarks

- LLR
- Shapiro time delay to Viking Lander
- Shapiro time delay to Cassini Spacecraft

- Gravity Probe B
- Derivation of General Relativity Prediction-Geodetic and Frame Dragging Effects
- Experiment Design, Integration, Launch, and Operations Technology for future Fundamental physics missions in space

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