NIST and the Department of Commerce Awards JILA and NIST Fellows Jun Ye and Judah Levine with Gold and Silver Medals

Submitted by kennac on Tue, 03/21/2023 - 2:56 pm

JILA and NIST Fellows Jun Ye and Judah Levine have been awarded Gold and Silver Medals from NIST and the DOC

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Every year the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) grant honor awards in the form of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. According to the DOC website: “the Gold and Silver Medals are the highest and second highest honor granted by the Secretary for distinguished and exceptional performance.” Two of JILA’s Fellows, Jun Ye, and Judah Levine, have been awarded these medals for the 74th year of awards. Ye was awarded a Gold Medal in Scientific/Engineering Achievement and was cited for: “the most precise measurement of the gravitational redshift using optical atomic clocks, further confirming Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.” Similarly, Judah Levine was awarded a Silver Medal for Scientific/Engineering Achievement as part of a larger group cited for “strengthening the resilience of position, navigation, and timing infrastructure and services on which global commerce and national security.” Both Ye and Levine study atomic clocks and their importance in timekeeping. Congratulations! 

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