About Project

Katori Hidetoshi

Hidetoshi Katori (Program Manager)

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

Chief Scientist, Quantum Metrology Laboratory,
RIKEN

The optical lattice clock, taken as a ridiculous idea in 2001, has come true and changed the game for building highly precise and stable atomic clocks. In this project, we will develop a space-time information platform by networking “optical lattice clocks”, which improve the uncertainty of atomic clocks used in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) by three orders of magnitude. Such a platform will benefit future high-capacity network systems, navigation, and other services.

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NEWS

2022/5/12
There was a press release from Astamuse Co., Ltd. to participate in our project.
・Decided to participate in the research project "Space-time information platform with a cloud of optical lattice clocks" in the JST-Mirai Program
2022/4/21
At the TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Deck, a video exhibition of experiments using optical lattice clocks has begun.
・Press Release of the TOKYO SKYTREE
・Technology exhibition at the TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Deck (RIKEN Channel)

2022/4/1
A new group "Social Implementation research group" was established in the project, and astamuse company,Ltd. participated as a new member.
・MEMBERS
2022/2/15
The judgement result of the 1st Stage Gate have been released. The result of judgement is
  [Result] Passing through the 1st Stage Gate
  [Overview] Score S: Satisfies the evaluation criteria, and particularly excellent points are recognized.
We ware able to pass with the highest result of judgement.
・Large Scale Type project mid-term evaluation (Japanese)
2021/12/23
The latest issue of Nature Photonics posted an interview with Professor Katori, a program manager who won the Breakthrough Prize.
・Ever-evolving optical lattice clocks
・Nature Photonics, Volume 15 Issue 12, December 2021

2021/12/21

The Optical Lattice Clock (NICT-Sr1, NMIJ-Yb1) of the RS Group(NICT, AIST) was introduced in NEWS of the Bureau of Weights and Measures(BIPM). The significant contribution of the RS Group has been recognized.
"Record number of frequency standards contribute to International Atomic Time"
2021/11/15
The project 1st Stage Gate judgement meeting was held. The results of 1st Stage Gate activities and 2nd Stage Gate plans for future continuation were evaluated, and whether or not the project could be continued after April 2022 was deliberated. The results will be announced in February 2022.
2020/11/2
A workshop of the project was held on Nobember 2.
2021/9/9
<Award>

Professor Katori of the program manager, received the
"Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics",
an international academic award.
The invention and development of the optical lattice clocks that enables precision tests of the fundamental laws of nature have been greatly recognized.

・Press release from the Breakthrough Prize
・prizewinner(Breakthrough Prize)
・Press release from RIKEN
・Press release from the University of Tokyo
・Press release from the University of Tokyo(Engineering)
・Press release from the University of Tokyo(Applied Physics)
2021/8/10

Adopted on the cover of Adovanced Quantum Technologies.
ADOVANCED QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES Volume4, Issue8, 2021 .
2021/6/24
The achievement page have been updated.
2021/6/4
The site visit of our project was held on June 4 at a video conference with Shimadzu Corporation as the host site.
2021/2/20

An interview with Katori Program Manager is published in the March 2021 issue of Nikkei Electronics (P54).
Nikkei Electronics March 2021(Japanese)
2021/1/27
<Award>

Dr. Takamoto, assistant program manager,
Received the "3rd (2020) Teruo Hiruma Optical Science Award".

・Press release from Research Foundation
  for Opto-Science and Technology(Japanese)

・Press release from RIKEN(Japanese)

 

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Space-time information platform with a cloud of optical lattice clocks

2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN
Faculty of Engineering Bldg.9
Katori Laboratory
Room no.507

Tel: +81-3-5841-6845
Fax: +81-3-5841-6859
E-mail: jst.katori.hq(at)gmail.com

 

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Last update
June 9, 2022