4-8 March 2013
Venice
Europe/Rome timezone

The Measurement of Time

4 Mar 2013, 14:15
1h
Venice

Venice

<a href="https://maps.google.com/?ll=45.427428,12.365663&spn=0.001304,0.001635&t=w&z=20">Campo della Chiesa 3, Sant'Elena</a>

Speaker

Prof. Thomas Udem (Max-Planck Inst.)

Description

Time can be measured with the best accuracy of all physical quantities and forms the basis of all precision measurements. Usually this is accomplished by determining the period of an atomic oscillator. To measure means to compare. Measuring time essentially means to compare the number of cycles of different oscillators. I will elaborate on how this has been done in the past, what the state of the art is and dwell a bit on the scientific applications.

Primary author

Prof. Thomas Udem (Max-Planck Inst.)

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