Adolfo del Campo
Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
The organizing committee includes Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Armin Rahmanisisan (T-4 & CNLS), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).
For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: John Burke (AFRL, Kirtland AFB)
Technical Host: Malcolm Boshier
TOPIC: Precision Navigation and Timing using Atomic Physics: How atoms tell you when and where you are now and in the future
During the 20th century, humanity, for the first time, switched its master time reference. For thousands of years, we used the earth, sun, and stars to tell us what time it was and where we were on the globe. Now we use the internal electronic structure of atoms. I will describe, in brief, how our timing system including GPS works and show how dependent we are on the continued operation of GPS. I will show how atoms and laser technology work within our timing infrastructure and how devices can be improved. In the future our timing infrastructure will look completely different so I will end with a look towards where we might be going.