The first year of the the Thorium Nuclear Clock project has passed. And what a year it was. With the Corona pandemic keeping the world in a state of constant hold and uncertainty, we as researchers had to get our heads around a few new things not on our usual plate as well.
Teaching distant, learning distant, keeping a distance while searching for new insights together… it was a challenge. But not all was bad.
In May we had our kickoff meeting already online. Since then the team has constantly grown bigger and we welcomed quite a few people to our project worldwide.
Quite some important publications have been done by our teams and also as joint efforts.
Adriana Palffy-Buss has been accepted to the Heisenberg program in September.
Benedikt Seiferle has been awarded the Gustav Hertz Preis in October. We’re proud to have such high profile researchers in our team.
In October we had our first Virtual Science table where we axchanged insights on all the work we’ve been doing over the year. it was good to see each other, even though again it was just through the screens of our computers.
Now it’s time to wrap up this year, take a break from everything and become still for a moment. Not knowing what the next year will be like, not even try to predict anything we still look forward to diving deeper into our research and keep this project going, not leaving our path of figuring out how the most precise clock in the world can work.
Whishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021 !