Naked Science β€” Atomic clocks

CS Lewis once said β€œThe future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour.” But is that always true? While it certainly may seem that time runs slowly in a boring meeting, physics tells us that in fact, the passage of time is not as constant as we once thought. Professor Jun Ye and his team at the University of Colorado are building incredibly precise atomic clocks to try to measure these distortions in time.

Producer Robert Spencer
Presenter Robert Spencer
Guests Jun Ye
Lead-in and Lead-out Julia Ravey
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This was part of my work with the Naked Scientists in early 2022. The Naked Scientists are a science podcast and radio show based out of Cambridge.