Among the 50 selected projects, the T-REFIMEVE project, coordinated by the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers and co-coordinated by SYRTE, is among the top of the ranking and among the 32 projects ranked A+.
The objective of T-REFIMEVE is to provide the scientific community and industrials with a complete set of timing signals at the best international level that metrology laboratories can provide, taking advantage of the exceptional accuracy of atomic clocks and the guided propagation in optical fibers. More than 30 laboratories and institutes throughout France will be connected. Other laboratories in the vicinity will be able to connect easily at a later date. This situation is unique worldwide.
Designed to improve France’s success rate in European Research Council (ERC) calls, Tremplin-ERC (T-ERC) is a funding instrument set up by ANR as part of its Work Programme 2021. T-ERC is open to all ERC research disciplines (LS, PE, SH).
Pacôme Delva, Lecturer at Sorbonne University attached to the Theory and Metrology group at the Systèmes de Référence Temps-Espace (SYRTE) laboratory of Paris Observatory, and Sven Herrmann, researcher at the ZARM laboratory at the University of Bremen, in charge of the Experimental Gravitation and Quantum Optics group, are rewarded for this work by being awarded the medal of the Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace for their contribution to the verification of one of the principles of general relativity using atomic clocks.