JILA Fellow and NIST Physicist Judah Levine is Quoted in the "New Yorker"

Submitted by kennac on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 1:13 pm

Photo of JILA and NIST Fellow Judah Levine

In a recent New Yorker article titled "The Thorny Problem of Keeping the Internet’s Time," Judah Levine gives insight into his own work about timekeeping at NIST. According to the article: "Levine has maintained NIST's own N.T.P. service for decades, and he and a select few of his colleagues are responsible for reconciling its master clocks with Universal Coördinated Time, often within billionths of a second. If the companies disliked leap seconds, Levine said, they should have lobbied for change through the intergovernmental bodies that have the power to abolish them. (Levine himself would prefer a world without leap seconds, and the U.S. government, with his help, has proposed eliminating them for the sake of computer systems; astronomers and other governments have objected. The next opportunity for formal discussion will come in 2023, and the matter is already actively being debated.) " 

You can read the whole article here. 

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