The aim of the “New frontiers in testing quantum mechanics from underground to the space” workshop is to discuss the possible limits of validity of quantum mechanics, including the theories which go beyond the standard quantum mechanics, as well as experiments aiming to test them. The role which gravity may play in this context will be discussed, together with future strategies.
Testing quantum mechanics in experiments performed in underground laboratories, in earth-based laboratories and in space, in order to make a decisive step forward towards a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics and of the observational process, if fundamental for a deeper understanding of Nature and Universe and also for the future quantum technologies.
The workshop is organized in the framework of the Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, 2017 mini-grant Spring project: Observers and Observations from Underground to Space, and is sponsored by the Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, Roma, by INFN and by the John Templeton Foundation (" Hunt for the “impossible atoms” project).
Angelo Bassi, Univ. and INFN Trieste, Italy
Catalina Curceanu, LNF-INFN, Italy (Chair)
Johann Marton, SMI-Vienna, Austria
Kristian Piscicchia, Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi Roma, and LNF-INFN Frascati (Roma), Italy
Alessandro Scordo, LNF-INFN, Italy