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Video Seminar: David Wineland "Keeping Better Time: The Era of Optical Atomic Clocks"

"Keeping Better Time: The Era of Optical Atomic Clocks" David Wineland (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
When Jun 30, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where NITheP Seminar Room 3rd floor
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Title: "Keeping Better Time: The Era of Optical Atomic Clocks"
Speaker:  Prof. David Wineland (National Institute of Standards and Technology)


Abstract:


Atomic clocks are the most precise timekeepers ever built. If you could keep an advanced atomic clock running long enough, it would neither gain nor lose a single second over the entire lifespan of the universe. With the availability of spectrally pure lasers and the ability to precisely measure optical frequencies, it appears the era of optical atomic clocks has begun. Advances in atomic clocks are expected to be important in a range of emerging technological applications, including quantum computers. Dr. David Wineland, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will explore the theoretical and technological know-how needed to build these ultra-precise timepieces.

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