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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 212, Issue 3–4, pp 1385–1421 | Cite as

Clocks in Space for Tests of Fundamental Physics

  • Pacôme Delva
  • Aurélien Hees
  • Peter WolfEmail author
Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. High Performance Clocks with Special Emphasis on Geodesy and Geophysics and Applications to Other Bodies of the Solar System

Abstract

In this paper we describe some of the past, present and near future experiments that take advantage of clocks in space for tests of fundamental physics, together with some of the theoretical background. It is impossible to describe all missions and projects in the field, and we will only mention some of the most important ones. Nonetheless, we hope that the reader will learn from the past, appreciate the present and look forward to the future of space clocks in fundamental physics.

Keywords

Gravitational theories Clock tests General relativity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne UniversitésUPMC Univ. Paris 06, LNEParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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