Light as a probe of the structure of space-time

Angelo Tartaglia
2016 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Light is an intrinsically relativistic probe and when used in an adequately sized array of ring lasers it is sensible to the curvature and to the chirality of space-time. On this basis the GINGER experiment is being implemented at the underground National Laboratories at Gran Sasso. The experiment, whose objective is the measurement of the terrestrial frame dragging effect or deviations from it, will be presented and discussed in its foundation. Furthermore, at a bigger scale, the possibilities
more » ... , the possibilities given by the under way GAIA mission and the proposed AGP, will be analyzed with a special attention paied to the possibility of extracting information concerning the angular momenta of the sun and the main bodies of the solar system.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/718/7/072007 fatcat:zzyhllj7gfczjpqsgvpddk7kqe