Former JILA Researchers Tobias Bothwell and Colin Kennedy receive the 2022 PML Distinguished Associate Award

Submitted by kennac on Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:22 am

Former JILA PhD student Tobias Bothwell (top) and former JILA postdoc Colin Kennedy (bottom) are both honored by NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory 

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Former JILA Ph.D. student Tobias Bothwell and former JILA postdoctoral researcher Colin Kennedy have been honored by NIST's (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) with the 2022 Distinguished Associate Awards. Both Bothwell and Kennedy are honored with a gold medal for this award, and were cited for "the most precise measurement of the gravitational redshift using optical atomic clocks, further confirming Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.” As the two researchers worked in the laboratory of JILA and NIST Fellow Jun Ye, they focused on atomic clock physics, helping to push the boundaries of precision measurement. Congratulations! 

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