Fundamental Physics Investigator Talks About Time

Kurt Gibble of Penn State University, an investigator in the Fundamental Physics flight research program, was featured in a live, nationally broadcast call-in show on NPR on January 1, 2003. The segment discussed the need for accurate atomic clocks, how they impact our lives, and about future optical frequency atomic clocks.

The lead for the radio segmant went as follows: "The alarm clock rings. Years come and go. Time is immutable, beyond our control. But the way we think about time isn't so set. Down time, time out, making good time -- and losing it. In the second hour of Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan and his guests talk about the slippery nature of time."