Syrte, Obervatoire de Paris, CNRS
The SYRTE department - Sytèmes de Référence Temps Espace - belongs to Observatoire de Paris - Université PSL and is also associated with the CNRS (National Research Center), the Sorbonne Université and the LNE.
Syrte is a leader in time and frequency metrology and is also specialized in Earth rotation, celestial reference frame and history of Astronomy. SYRTE has a multidisciplinary research activity with expertise in theory, instrumentation and data analysis and various goals from fundamental physics tests to industrial transfers. It is a founding member of Laboratoire d’Excellence du Programme Investissements d’Avenir FIRST-TF.
The optical frequency metrology within Syrte has developed some of the most precise strontium optical lattice clocks in the world and in addition to the AQuRA project is developing a transportable ytterbium optical lattice clock.
Within AQuRA, Syrte will lead the development of the strontium optical lattice clock physics package as well as play a key role in both the system design and the integration and validation of the AQuRA clock.