15-20 September 2019 - Autumn School
Our Autumn School on Clocks, Cavities and Fundamental Physics in Toruń is in full swing. Here, students and researchers are discussing during the poster session. (For more info on the Autumn School, see the announcement below or the school's website.)
Autumn School on Clocks, Cavities and Fundamental Physics - 15-20 September 2019
The iqClock Quantum Flagship consortium is pleased to announce the upcoming Autumn School on “Clocks, Cavities, and Fundamental Physics”, which will take place at the Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, 15-20 September 2019.
The school welcomes students and postdocs from all over the world, and will focus on experiments and concepts that lie on the border of future optical atomic clocks, fundamental physics table-top experiments, and cosmology. Topics covered by the school include
Registration for the school is open until August 15, acceptance is on a rolling basis. The fee is EUR 200 and covers coffee breaks, lunches and the social program. Convenient accommodation can be booked through the conference secretary. Many choices for dinner are available at restaurants in downtown Toruń.
For more information on the program, speakers, and registration, please see http://ccfp.pl/. We look forward to welcome you at the CCFP autumn school!
28 August 2019 - PhD Stefan A. Schäffer
Congratulations to Stefan Alaric Schäffer (UCPH) for successfully defending his PhD thesis! In his work Stefan has investigated two approaches to cavity-enhanced clock operation using cold Strontium atoms – one based on cavity-enhanced spectroscopy, and one based on active lasing in the bad cavity regime, a forerunner for the superradiant lasers that will be built by the iqClock consortium. Additionally Stefan has taken part in the development of the Yb-clock at NIST, Boulder.
Stefan's thesis was titled Cavity-Enhanced Optical Clocks.
In the picture, besides the proud laureate, are his supervisor Jan W. Thomsen and the committee consisting of Jérôme Lodewyck (LNE-SYRTE), Christain Lisdat (PTB), and Jörg H. Müller (NBI - UCPH).
2 October 2019 - Girls Day in Science, Copenhagen
5 June 2019 - Preprint: 'Superradiant Cooling, Trapping, and Lasing of Dipole-Interacting Clock Atoms'
A new iqClock-related preprint, Superradiant Cooling, Trapping, and Lasing of Dipole-Interacting Clock Atoms, was pre-published on the arXiv today. The authors are Christoph Hotter, David Plankensteiner, Laurin Ostermann and Helmut Ritsch (University of Innsbruck). The paper was submitted to Optics Express - OSA.
28 May 2019 - Preparing the autumn school
Mark your calendars: the iqClock autumn school on clocks, cavities and fundamental physics will be organized in Torún, Poland, from 15-20 September 2019. The schedule is still being completed, but if you're interested you can already check out the web site and the poster for the school. Keep an eye on this space for more info once the program is finalized!
2-3 May 2019 - Second iqClock Consortium Meeting
26 April 2019 - PhD Chun-Chia Chen
31 March 2019 - iqClock at DPG Spring Meeting
29 March 2019 - First iqClock preprint
The first iqClock-related preprint, Lasing on a narrow transition in a cold thermal strontium ensemble, was pre-published on the arXiv today. The authors are Stefan A. Schäffer, Mikkel Tang, Martin R. Henriksen, Asbjørn A. Jørgensen, Bjarke T. R. Christensen and Jan W. Thomsen (NBI Copenhagen). The paper was submitted to Physical Review A.
25 January 2019 - Video: iqClock - Building the most accurate clock in the world
During the annual Viva Fysica meeting for high school teachers and pupils in Amsterdam, Shayne Bennetts (UVA) gave a popular science talk iqClock: Building the most accurate clock in the world. The talk gives a nice overview of the methods and goals of the iqClock project. It can be watched on the UvA website by clicking here.