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Measurement of Time

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18:30 – 19:30 21 Apr 2010
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Cavendish Colloquium room,
Faraday Building
Lancaster University
LA1 4YW

Speakers: Dr Helen Margolis, National Physical Laboratory

The past few years have seen enormous advances in the development of new types of atomic clock based on optical atomic transitions. Applications range from improved satellite navigation to test of fundamental physics. Such clocks operate at a much higher frequency than the current generation of microwave atomic clocks, so they divide time into smaller slices, and therefore offer the prospect of significantly better stability and accuracy. NPL is developing an optical clock based on an extremely narrow electron transition in a single trapped strontium ion.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire and Cumbria branch
Contact details: John Bradshaw
john.bradshaw@physics.org

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Lancaster University
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