NEWS 8 September 2022

Synchronisation of atomic clocks

What time is it? What is time? Time keeps running, but how can you keep up?

Although the position of the earth with respect to the sun or other celestial objects is still a useful indicator for the time of day, modern timekeeping with the highest accuracy can only be done by using atomic clocks. This Mikroniek article discusses the past, present and future of accurate timekeeping and some of its applications. (Image courtesy of Erik Dierikx, VSL)


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