2018 NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop

NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop will be held on April 9-11, 2018, at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, CA, USA.

The workshop will provide a forum for NASA fundamental physics investigators to present results and discuss research ideas for future space experimentation with interested international and U.S. colleagues in the areas of Atomic and Molecular Physics (DAMOP community), Fundamental Forces and Symmetries, Dusty Plasma Physics, and Condensed Matter Physics. Specific sessions will be organized to discuss the status of the Cold Atom Laboratory slated for launch in 2018, and investigation plans by scientists using ESA’s Plasma Kristall-4 facility aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and CNES' DECLIC-ALI-R ISS facility insert. A special session will be held to discuss potential research opportunities aboard NASA’s Deep Space Gateway considered for the beyond-ISS era and stationed near the Moon.

During the workshop, NASA/JPL will discuss plans for engaging the Bose-Einstein Condensate Cold Atom Laboratory (BECCAL) U.S. science community through a NASA Research Announcement. Participation by NSF and CASIS, the ISS U.S. National Laboratory manager, will also be discussed.

All interested scientists, researchers and NASA/NSF managers are invited to participate. The participation of the current NASA-funded investigators is strongly encouraged and kindly requested. The workshop website, which includes detailed registration, program, and venue information is https://icpi.nasaprs.com/fpws2018

There is no registration fee to participate in the workshop. Workshop participants are invited to submit abstracts for contributed talks and posters as part of their registration.

Important deadlines:
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline to Receive Discount Lodging Rate: March 9, 2018

Mark Lee & Brad Carpenter
NASA HQ Fundamental Physics Program Scientists

Ulf Israelsson, Nan Yu, and Inseob Hahn
Fundamental Physics Program Office
Jet Propulsion Laboratory