About this event:
Une conférence d’Eric Burt, membre sénior au JPL à Pasadena, pour le Café des sciences
Clocks are ubiquitous in the history of the human race. They have been indispensable in many disparate applications, from coordinating events, to navigation, to making ultra-precise scientific measurements. But what is a clock in general, and in particular what are the most accurate clocks, called atomic clocks? The answers are surprisingly simple and easily accessible to a broad audience. In this talk I will give a brief history of clocks, as well as current and future applications. Along the way, I will highlight the considerable role played by France in clock development. The talk will be in French.