nuClock yearly meeting 2016

Already one year had passed since the start of the nuClock project, so the time was about right for the first annual meeting. Very much in the spirit of the 2015 kick-off meeting in Munich, this year’s meeting, held in Brussels, featured a number of external guests from outside the consortium. nuClock was very pleased to welcome representatives of RIKEN (Japan), GSI (Germany), and NPL (UK). Monday and Tuesday of this week (July 18/19) were filled with a series of talks, nicely interlaced with delicious food. (From another perspective, one might also say that an astonishing series of meals & drinks got interrupted by talks every once in a while.) The yearly meeting was concluded by a visit to the European Parliament, where a private tour allowed us to peek into European politics. Thanks to everyone who participated! The next yearly meeting (summer 2017) will be hosted by the MPIK Heidelberg group.

brussels group photo

Group photo taken at the 2016 yearly meeting. Front row: Giuseppe Larusso (NPL), Stephan Schneider (Vienna), Sarina Geldhof (Jyväskylä), Thorsten Schumm and Simon Stellmer (Vienna). Second row: Brenden Nickerson (Heidelberg), Ekkehard Peik (PTB), Andreas Fleischmann (Heidelberg), Georgy Kazakov (Vienna). Third row: Mustapha Laatiaoui (GSI), Pavlo Bilous (Heidelberg), Matthias Scholz (TOPTICA). Fourth row: Atsushi Yamaguchi (RIKEN), Johannes Thielking (PTB), Christian Enss (Heidelberg). Fifth row: Lars von der Wense and Peter Thirolf (LMU), Ilkka Pahalainen (Jyväskylä), Jürgen Stuhler (TOPTICA).

The check meeting, which concluded the first funding period, was scheduled on the day following the yearly meeting. Two representatives of each consortium partner took to the Research Executive Agency in Brussels to report on the work performed during the last year. To cut the entire review process short: the board of project monitors was pleased 🙂


nuClock visiting the European Parliament (notice the UK flag on the far right).