Series of 3 seminars on CSOs at FEMTO-ST (February 1-8-15, 2024)

FEMTO-ST is pleased to organize a series of 3 seminars on February 1, 8 and 15, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, entitled:

Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator: 30 years of Research at the FEMTO-ST Institute

by Vincent Giordano, CNRS Research Director at the FEMTO-ST Institute.

This series of lectures can be attended in the Jules Hagg lecture hall at Supmicrotech-ENSMM (Besançon, France) or online at MS TEAMS.

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UFFC-JS 2024 (Taipei, September 22-26, 2024)

The 2024 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Joint Symposium will take place September 22 – 26, 2024 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan. This joint conference celebrates the 70th anniversary of the IEEE UFFC Society.

The following conferences will be involved:

  • International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
  • International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF)
  • International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS)
  • Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop (PFM)

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EFTF 2024 (Neuchâtel, June 25-27, 2024)

The European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) is the Europe’s leading technical conference for time and frequency products and related technologies. The congress brings together researchers and technologists from manufacturers, service providers, operators, application developers, National Metrology laboratories, defense timing, and standards bodies to share the latest information and promote the development of precise time and frequency systems and components.

The conference will comprise invited plenary presentations as well as parallel oral and poster presentations. Last held in Neuchâtel in 2014, the 2024 edition of the conference will once again be held at the University of Neuchâtel, in the beautiful lakeside city of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The main conference venue is the Aula de Jeunes Rives. This will mark the 37th edition of EFTF.

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FIRST-TF 2023 General Assembly and TF & Q Workshop: registration now open!!!

The FIRST-TF 2023 General Assembly will take place on November 8 and 9 at the Hôtel Le Saint-Paul in Nice. It will be followed by a workshop dedicated to “Quantum Technologies and Time-Frequency”, on November 10, 2023 in Nice, at the Hôtel Le Saint-Paul. 

Attendance at both events is free but registration is mandatory. You can register before October 02, 2023 at the following address:

You will find all the practical information as well as the various programs on this site.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

First Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) Meeting, September 14th and 15th, 2023 in Grasse, France

First Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) Meeting, September 14th and 15th, 2023 in Grasse, France

Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA), CNRS – INSU, Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France

The first LLR meeting wishes to bring the producers, the users and the science behind lunar laser ranging together in order to join efforts and resources, to define goals and enhance the visibility for a LLR community, and to identify synergies and to plan for the future. The goal is to encourage every group to help and form a visible global community.

Registration and contribution :

JOURNEES 2023: TIME AND GENERAL RELATIVITY, 11-13 September 2023, Nice (France)

Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur together with Observatoire de Paris are pleased to announce that the “Journées 2023: Temps et Relativité Générale (Time and General Relativity)” will be held from 11 to 13 September 2023  in Nice  at Université Côte d’Azur and Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur.

The pre-registration with abstract is open here up to June 12th and the link to the registration fees will be open April 4th 2023 on this website up to August 21th.


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Call for Abstract: The 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, 16-20 Oct 2023, Kingscliff NSW, Australia.

The Call for Abstracts for the 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology is open since February 12th, 2023. See the symposium Web Page:

To submit an abstract please go to the indico site for the Symposium:

The symposium is intended to serve as an international discussion forum on precision frequency standards throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, and associated precision and quantum metrology. It focuses on the fundamental scientific aspects of the latest ideas, results, and applications in relation to these frequency standards and measurement techniques. More than Seven years after the last symposium, significant progress has occurred across all associated fields.

Following tradition and by design, the conference will consist of a single series of invited talks (~50) and invited poster presentations (>100). Thirty invitations for oral talks have been issued already. The remaining invited oral talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. The other submitted abstracts, if accepted, will be presented as invited poster presentations.

Speakers already invited are requested to submit an abstract. The book of abstracts will be available on the website before the symposium. All participants are requested to supply a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Successful participants will receive a letter of invitation once accepted, and if requested, also a special invitation for visa application.

**Important dates:**

» 26 May: Abstract submission deadline
» 23 June: Invitation issued and opening of registration
» 14 July: Early registration deadline
» 05 September: Late registration deadline
» 16 – 20 October: Symposium
» 20 November: Deadline for accepting manuscripts for the proceedings

5th European GNU Radio days 2023, 29-30 March, SYRTE/Observatoire de Paris

The 5th edition of the European GNU Radio Days will be held March 29 & 30 at SYRTE/Observatoire de Paris with presentations sought around the keyword « synchronization ». Topics related to the free opensource software defined radio framework GNU Radio involving synchronization of the various communication layers, from the radiofrequency signal to distributed acquisition and synthesis hardware to distributed and heterogeneous processing to message passing will be addressed during the presentations. Registration is free but mandatory before February 28, 2023 at

Colloquium on “The phenomenotechnics of time in 2022”, October 27-28, 2022, at the MSHE Ledoux and UFR SLHS, grand salon in Besançon.

This symposium is organized by Sarah Carvallo (Logiques de l’Agir laboratory), Clément Lacroûte (CNRS, FEMTO-ST Institute) and François Vernotte (FEMTO-ST Institute) as part of the FabTemps action carried out by Sarah Carvallo at the MSHE Ledoux.

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