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The New Masters of Time

The New Masters of Time


50 years ago, on October 13, 1967, the second—the unit of time—was no longer defined by stars, but by atoms. In this quest for precision, scientists are now inventing the clocks of the future, that will let us express time with greater accuracy, and also revisit the fundamental laws of physics.

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Original title:
The new masters of time
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7 min 25
Anaïs Van Ditzhuyzen
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Speaker(s) :

Noël Dimarcq
Nicole Capitaine
Jérôme Lodewyck.

Systèmes de référence temps-espace (SYRTE)
Observatoire de Paris - PSL / CNRS / UPMC - Sorbonne Universités / Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais - LNE 


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