NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LASER, PLASMA AND RADIATION PHYSICS


Institute of Space Sciences

Gravitational Laboratory


Head

Dr.Marius I. PISO


Profile

Fundamental and advanced technological research in gravitation,microgravitation and space dynamics.


Research directions

1) Gravitation

2) Microgravity

3) Celestial mechanics


Objectives

- theoretical methods for the investigation of gravitation and space-time structures.

- advanced and applied research in high sensitivity inertial sensors and microgravity devices.

- quantitative and qualitative study of spacecraft trajectories.

Main achivements

- low-g accelerometers (experimental model);

- magnetic liquid devices;

- high-resolution inertial sensors with magnetic fluids;

- high sensitivity biaxial inertial sensor.

- high sensitivity biaxial inertial sensor for monitoring of the geophysical laboratory of the Institute of Geodynamics, Bucharest.


International programs


International cooperation

- Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

- Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University, USA

- Russian Gravitational Society, Moscow

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