New calculations on blackbody energy set the stage for clocks with unprecedented accuracy

From PhysOrg.com:

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, a tiny, temperature-dependent source of error in atomic clocks. Although small, the correction could represent a big step towards atomic timekeepers’ longstanding goal of a clock with a precision equivalent to one second of error every 32 billion years—longer than the age of the universe.

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