The 2013 NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium and Special Exhibition of Spectacular Clocks, Watches, and Sundials
by The Pre-Eminent Master
Thomas Tompion (1639–1713)

California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California

7-9 November 2013

Saturday, November 9
Session IV: Using Time

Chair

Linn Hobbs, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

14:00

“Time and Materials”
Linn Hobbs, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

14:15

“From Bain to Shortt: Electrical Timekeeping, 1840–1940”
James Nye, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College London, and Council Member and Secretary, Electrical Timekeeping Group of the Antiquarian Horological Society, U.K.

15:00

Break and refreshments

15:30

“The Quartz Revolution: Quartz Clocks and the Public in Britain, 1930–60”
David Rooney, Curator of Time, Navigation and Transport, Science Museum, London, and former Curator of Timekeeping, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, U.K.

16:15

“Atomic Clock: Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?”
Thomas O’Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado

17:00

Panel discussion

17:15

End of discussion

19:15

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar)

20:00

Banquet (black tie optional)
Keynote Address: “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe”
William D. Phillips, Nobel Laureate, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland