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Sep 06, 2019

Stratospheric Optical Rubidium Clock Experiment

Grad students Shira Jackson and Kristen Cote successfully launched and remotely operated an atomic clock on a high altitude balloon, over the Labour Day Weekend. This atomic clock used an optical transition in rubidium atoms.

Stratospheric Optical Rubidium Clock Experiment

Shira Jackson and Kristen Cote (source twitter)

Check out the SORCE twitter feed for updates on the Optical Clock:
https://twitter.com/opticalclock

More information on the project can be found here:
https://sorce.home.blog/