Collaborative Research Centre 1464: Relativistic and quantum-based geodesy

Project: Research


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External collaborative partners

  • Leibniz University Hannover (lead)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • DLR-Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
  • National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB)
  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
  • Graz University of Technology
  • University of Bremen
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We aim to advance quantum-based measurement concepts for monitoring mass changes from space and on ground, combined with the corresponding data analysis and modelling, in order to provide sophisticated tools that significantly enhance our knowledge on the involved change processes in the system Earth. We study and make use of modern quantum physics to develop and utilise innovative experimental devices and measurement techniques, and to develop new theoretical and modeling methods for high precision recovery of the Earth’s gravitational field in the next decade and beyond.


Start/end date1 Jan 202131 Dec 2024


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