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Jan W. Thomsen: Ultra-precise Atomic clocks

Atoms cooled to very low temperatures with laser light forms the basis for the most precise measurements ever made in science.
The atomic clock is so precise that it only loses/gains less than a second in 3 billion years. The development of this type of atomic clock is vital for the future technological developments in fields such as communication and navigation in space.


Host: Jan W. Thomsen, Quantum physicist, Niels Bohr Institute
Produced with support from: the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.
Produced by: The Compound for the Niels Bohr Institute, 2013 
Length: 10:28