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The new masters of time The new masters of time

Title: The new masters of time
Year: 2017
Duration: 7min 30sec
Directed by: Anaïs van Ditzhuyzen
Produced by: CNRS Images
Speakers: 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.

Related tags : Atomic clocks, units,

In summary

Movie produced to celebrate the 50th Birthday of the atomic definition of the second, unit of time measurement.

Fifty years ago, on October 13, 1967, marked the first time the second, the unit of time, was defined not by stars but by atoms. In this quest for precision, today’s scientists are now inventing the clocks of tomorrow, which will not only be able to express time with even more accuracy, but may also revisit the fundamental laws of physics.