Time & frequency
NIST and the Nobel: Dave Wineland
In a closely related line of research, Wineland and the members of his laboratory group have used laser-cooled ions to build new, ultra-precise atomic clocks, several of which have held the world record for accuracy. Laser-cooled clocks now set primary time and frequency standards around the world.
Learn more about Dave and his Nobel Prize-winning research on our NIST and the Nobel site.