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Time Synchronization and the Origins of GPS

June 8, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 11:05 am EDT

Richard Easton will present a talk, “Time Synchronization and the Origins of GPS,” at the forthcoming conference, The Science of Time, June 5-9, 2016, hosted by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge.

Richard is scheduled to speak Wednesday, June 8, at 10:45. His talk will focus on how the need to synchronize clocks at widely separated satellite tracking stations sparked the idea of placing highly accurate clocks, and eventually atomic frequency standards, aboard satellites. This led directly to the Global Positioning System, which enabled worldwide time synchronization.

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Date:
June 8, 2016
Time:
10:45 am - 11:05 am
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http://sot2016.cfa.harvard.edu

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Northwest Building – Harvard
52 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Website:
http://sot2016.cfa.harvard.edu/