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NASA Builds Atomic Clock for Deep-Space Navigation
Time and Frequency Division's own John Lowe spoke about atomic clocks in Voice of America (VOA) George Putic's video report on NASA's next launch.
From VOA's website: "Only days after the spectacular liftoff of what is currently the heaviest space rocket, the privately built Falcon Heavy, NASA announced the next launch will carry a specially built atomic clock. The new device, much smaller and sturdier than earth-bound atomic clocks, will help future astronauts navigate in deep space."
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2012 Nobel Prize in Physics to Dave Wineland of NIST Time and Frequency Division
Dave Wineland, of the Ion Storage Group, shares the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with Serge Haroche of France "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems." Dave and his colleagues use these techniques for research in quantum information processing, quantum simulation, atomic clocks, and other areas.
For more information about the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, please see the Nobel Prize organization site.
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- A Spin-1/2 Optical Lattice Clock
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