On September 9th 2016, TOPTICA’s guide star laser SodiumStar 20/2 was rewarded with the third place of the highly prestigious Laser Research Innovation Award presented by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung. The “Guide Star Alliance”, consisting of TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany), MPB Communications Inc. (Canada) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), developed a novel high power […]
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A few months ago, nuClock joined the FEAT initiative to explore the interplay between arts and sciences. The cooperation with artist Kerstin Ergenzinger of Berlin will come to life at the upcoming Ars Electronica exhibition in Linz, Austria. Ars Electronica is the world’s largest and most influential exhibition of digital art. Held annually since 1979, […]
The 25th International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) is currently taking place in Seoul. This series of conferences is probably the largest, oldest, and most prestigeous series of conferences in the field of atomic & quantum physics. Held only every other year, this year’s conference attracted some 500+ participants to the main conference, but also […]
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 […]
nuClock has always had a facebook page, but well… we never really used it. This has changed now! Sarina Geldhof has taken over our facebook page, which is kind of equivalent to fixing a rocket booster to your 35-year old Vespa. Visit our page, like and share what we do, and stay up to date […]
Two nuClock papers surfaced this week: On Monday, the conference proceedings of last year’s FS&M symposium in Potsdam appeared, with a contribution by the Vienna group (link). The proceedings are free to download. Then on Tuesday, recent work on U-233 doped crystals appeared with Phys. Rev. C (link). This paper had kind of a rough […]
The recent publication on the first direct detection of the isomeric state (link to the Nature paper) was accompanied by a number of press releases, which were picked up and posted on a number of online platforms. With a delay of a few weeks, we are very pleased to find articles appearing all around the […]
The nuClock family keeps growing! Today, we welcome Brenden Nickerson to the team. Brenden joined Adriana Palffy’s group in Heidelberg and will strengthen the theory support of the consortium. Good luck for your work, Brenden!
The recent LMU publication led to a broad media coverage of our work! We will try to keep track of them: Original article and commentary: Nature article, link Nature News & Views commentary by Marianna Safronova, link Press releases: LMU press release in German and English Mainz university press release in German and English GSI […]
A giant leap in the development of a nuclear clock: the LMU group has directly observed the de-excitation of the Th-229 isomer via internal conversion. This is the first direct proof of the existence of the isomeric state. Today, this work has been published with Nature. Let’s look at the experiment more closely: The naive […]