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2019 Gold Medal Award

Back Row: Sherman, Beloy, Swann, Hume, Newbury, Ludlow Front Row: Leibrandt, Sinclair

Back Row: Sherman, Beloy, Swann, Hume, Newbury, Ludlow
Front Row: Leibrandt, Sinclair

AWARD CITATION

The team is recognized for creating the world's first network of optical atomic clocks using both fiber optic and free space connections, a major advance toward creating international timekeeping based on optical clocks with 100-fold greater accuracy and stability than current microwave clock standards. The team is extending optical clock capabilities out of the metrology laboratory to enable practical advances in precision timing, navigation, communication and computer networks, quantum science and fundamental physics such as searching for dark matter. 

GROUP AWARD

Kyle Beloy

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

David Hume

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

David Leibrandt

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Andrew Ludlow

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Nathan Newbury

NIST Fellow
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Jeffrey Sherman

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Laura Sinclair

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

William Swann

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Jun Ye

NIST Fellow
Physical Measurement Laboratory