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Dr Ekkehard Peik from PTB recognised for his expertise
EMPIR project 'Optical clocks with 1E-18 uncertainty' (15SIB03 OC18) is developing techniques to improve the performance of optical atomic clocks beyond the current state-of-the-art.
This will support their potential use in applications including the possible redefinition of the second, the search for dark matter, and satellite navigation.
Project consortium member and Work Package 2 leader Dr. Ekkehard Peik (PTB, Germany) has received two awards whilst working on this project.
- He was elected Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society on the topic ‘Optical atomic clocks with single trapped ions’. Distinguished Lecturers are recognised for their personal stature, contribution to, and broad knowledge of, a particular field.
- He received the European Frequency and Time Award 2018 by the EFTF ‘for seminal contributions to single-ion optical frequency standards and high-precision spectroscopy thereby establishing the most stringent limits on possible variations of fundamental constants’. This award recognises outstanding contributions in the field of time and frequency.
This EMPIR project is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.
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