Professor Adjoint. Ph.D. Princeton University, 1963. National Bureau
of Standards Precision Measurement Award, 1970; Arnold O. Beckman Award
of the Instrument Society of America, 1970; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1972-73;
NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 1973; NASA Group Achievement
Award, given to members of LURE Team, 1973.
Faller's research interests include geophysics, experimental relativity,
precision measurement, and null experiments (experiments designed to look
for possible invalidations of accepted physical laws at some extreme of
magnitude). A new generation of absolute gravimeters has been developed
with an accuracy of 4-6 parts in 10^9. These instruments utilize the so-called
"super-spring" which was developed in JILA in which ones electronically
synthesizes a very long spring. Together with Tuck Stebbins and Peter
Bender, a study is being undertaken regarding the possibility of a very-long
baseline (e.g. 10^6 km) gravity wave antenna in space.
to the index of Research Summaries
"Absolute Gravity: A Reconnaissance Tool for Studying Vertical Crustal
Motions," Journal of Geophysical Research, with T.M. Niebauser and
J.K. Hoskins, 91 B9, 9145-9149 (1986).
"The Acceleration of Gravity: Its Measurement and Its Importance,"
Phys. E: Sci. Instr. 19, 22-32 (1986).
"Galilean Test for the Fifth Force," with T.M. Niebauser and M. McHugh,
Rev. Lett. 59 6, 609-612 (1987).
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