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Optical Frequency Combs for Space Applications - Part II

This workshop will bring together a diverse group of technical experts in optical frequency comb technology, space application specialists, and potential customers in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, navigation, laser interferometry, earth and planetary science, and instrumentation development.


15
February

Proposals Selections Announced

Keck Institute for Space Studies will announce the proposals that have been selected by the committee for the year 2016.



24
May

Archaeology from Space: Using Space-based Remote Sensing to find Lost Cities on Earth

Please join us for a lecture on “Archaeology from Space: Using Space-based Remote Sensing to find Lost Cities on Earth” by Dr. Ron Blom

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First Spaceport in Low Earth Orbit

Building the First Spaceport in Low Earth Orbit

The construction of the Gateway will be humankind's most ambitious endeavor in space. A new kind of construction - a new way of thinking about building things - will be required to build what is, essentially, a city in space.To construct a massive spaceport like the Gateway would take a generation if we didn't use construction techniques like those used in modern shipbuilding and automobile factories.

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Methane on Mars

Methane on Mars

The Methane on Mars study program investigates and explores the best route for solving the profound puzzles arising from the recent ground-truth detection of methane on Mars by the Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) onboard Curiosity. This discovery reorients our understanding of the Martian environment and perhaps its potential for life.

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Space Connection

The Space Connection - Navigating the Bridge between JPL and the Caltech Campus

The panelists briefly discussed their science, backgrounds, and how they made their connections across our community.

In addition to the panelists, there was a number of other JPL/Campus researchers who have successfully traversed this bridge and were available for networking during the reception.

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Light, Atomic Clocks, and Testing Einstein’s Assumptions

Light, Atomic Clocks, and Testing Einstein’s Assumptions

Even though this is the 55th year of the Laser, progress in its control and application in precision measurements is still accelerating. The Optical Frequency Comb technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers, enabling a thousand-fold advance in optical frequency measurement. Several Optical Frequency Standards now have far better performance than the Cs clock that defines Time in the SI (Metric System) measurement system.

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