Gyros, Clocks, Interferometers...: Testing Relativistic Graviy in Space

  • Claus Lämmerzahl
  • C. W. Francis Everitt
  • Friedrich W. Hehl
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 562)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Overview

    1. Stephan Schlamminger, Eugen Holzschuh, Walter Kündig, Frithjof Nolting, Jürgen Schurr
      Pages 15-28
  3. The Lense—Thrirring Effect

    1. Claus Lämmerzahl, Gernot Neugebauer
      Pages 31-51
    2. C.W.F. Everitt, S. Buchman, D.B. DeBra, G.M. Keiser, J.M. Lockhart, B. Muhlfelder et al.
      Pages 52-82
    3. Bahram Mashhoon, Frank Gronwald, Herbert I.M. Lichtenegger
      Pages 83-108
    4. Iosip B. Khriplovich
      Pages 109-128
  4. Detection of Gravitational Waves

    1. Albrecht Rüdiger, Karsten Danzmann
      Pages 131-140
    2. Luc Blanchet, Sergei Kopeikin, Gerhard Schäfer
      Pages 141-166
    3. Leonid P. Grishchuk
      Pages 167-192
  5. The Equivalence Principle

    1. Nick Lockerbie, John C. Mester, Rodney Torii, Stefano Vitale, Paul W. Worden
      Pages 213-247
    2. Wolfgang Vodel, Hansjörg Dittus, Sandor Nietzsche, Helmar Koch, J. v. Zameck Glyscinski, Ralf Neubert et al.
      Pages 248-272
    3. Pierre Touboul
      Pages 273-291
    4. Bahram Mashhoon, Dietmar S. Theiss
      Pages 310-316
  6. Clocks and Rods

  7. Quantum Tests of General Relativity

    1. Wei-Tou Ni
      Pages 439-456
    2. Lewis H. Ryder
      Pages 457-462
    3. Claus Lämmerzahl, Christian J. Bordé
      Pages 463-476
  8. Electromagnetic Field and Gravity

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 505-507

About these proceedings


Many new tests of gravity and, in particular, of Einstein's general relativity theory will be carried out in the near future: The Lense--Thirring effect and the equivalence principle will be tested in space; moreover, gravitational waves will be detected, and new atomic interferometers and clocks will be built for measurements in gravitational and inertial fields. New high-precision devices have made these experiments feasible. They will contribute to a better understanding of gravitational physics. Both experimental developments and the theoretical concepts are collected in this volume. Exhaustive reviews give an overall insight into the subject of experimental gravitation.


Equivalence Principle Gravitation Gravitational constant Gravity Interferometry Relativity general relativity gravitational Waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus Lämmerzahl
    • 1
  • C. W. Francis Everitt
    • 2
  • Friedrich W. Hehl
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Experimental PhysicsHeinrich-Heine-University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGerman
  2. 2.W.W.Hansen Experimental Physics LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41236-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-40988-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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