Introduction to atomic clocks and some mathematical results regarding their operation

TYPEPDE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Speaker:Martin Fraas
Affiliation:ETH Zurich
Date:10.10.2013
Time:14:30
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Abstract:I will explain how atomic clocks operate, briefly describe the history and theoretical challenges of the field, and present a mathematically minded model of atomic clocks based on the quantum estimation theory. I will prove that the model has a stationary state and describe properties of this state. In particular, I derive a Cramer-Rao type bound on the clock time precision