OSE Seminar by Dr. Daniel Thrasher on Miniature Atomic Clocks

Departmental News

Daniel Thrasher

Posted: February 9, 2024

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Time:  12:45 PM - 1:45 PM MST

Location: CHTM, Room 103 and Zoom

FREE Pizza and Sodas



Atomic clocks form the backbone of modern navigation systems due to their unparalleled stability per unit volume. Next generation navigation systems will be enabled by even smaller atomic clocks. I will introduce state-of-the-art atomic clock technologies, provide an introduction to the underlying physics of buffer gas cooled microwave ion clocks, a promising atomic clock technology under development at Sandia National Laboratories, and share recent results about the same.



Dan Thrasher is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Atom-Optics group at Sandia National Laboratories where he develops quantum sensors. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Sandia. He obtained a PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Physics from Brigham Young University.