Status Report

2020 NASA Fundamental Physics and Quantum Technology Workshop: Revised Dates

By SpaceRef Editor
November 25, 2019
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NOTE: The dates for the 2020 NASA Fundamental Physics and Quantum Technology Workshop have been revised. Some workshop participants expressed concern that April 8 conflicts with the Passover holiday, while others voiced concern with taking a full three days off teaching that particular week. Therefore, NASA has decided to shift the workshop by half a day. The workshop will now start at 1 pm PT on Sunday, April 5, and end by 6 pm PT on Tuesday, April 7. The adjusted announcement is included below.



The 2020 NASA Fundamental Physics and Quantum Technology Workshop will be held April 5-7, 2020, at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel in Ventura, California, USA. The workshop will begin at 1 pm PT on Sunday, April 5, and end by 6 pm PT on Tuesday, April 7. Registration will open at 10 am PT on Sunday, April 5.


With the successful deployment of the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) to the International Space Station (ISS), and advanced plans in place for a DLR/NASA follow-on mission, NASA is seeking the science community’s input regarding future fundamental physics and quantum technology missions that will pioneer new discoveries and support NASA’s exploration vision.


The workshop will provide a forum for fundamental physics scientists and technologists to share new results and to present and discuss pioneering research ideas for future space experimentation on the ISS, the Lunar Gateway, free-flying satellites, and the lunar surface in the following areas:


·         Quantum matter research

·         Quantum entanglement

·         Physics with optical clocks

·         Physics with atom interferometers

·         Dusty plasma physics with emphasis on lunar surface studies

·         Other


The workshop agenda will include keynote talks, NASA status talks, and invited and contributed presentations of new results from on-going projects, including the ISS CAL, the European Space Agency’s Plasma Kristall-4 and Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space projects, and the DLR/NASA Bose Einstein Condensate Cold Atom Laboratory (BECCAL) follow-on to CAL.


A large portion of the workshop will focus on future activities and missions. Contributed new research ideas will be presented and parallel sessions along topical areas will be organized to develop plans and recommendations for NASA. Summary reports from the parallel sessions will be presented and results discussed in a panel discussion format.


All interested scientists, researchers, and government agency representatives are invited to participate. The participation of the current NASA-funded investigators or their representatives is kindly requested. Workshop participants are invited to submit abstracts for contributed talks and posters as part of their registration. The workshop website – – includes detailed registration, abstract submission, and venue information.


There is no registration fee to participate in the workshop.


Important deadlines:

Abstract Deadline: January 14, 2020

Acceptance Letters: February 14, 2020

Advance Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020

Hotel Reservation Deadline to Receive Discount Lodging Rate: March 6, 2020

SpaceRef staff editor.