Welcome

The 8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology will be held at the Seminaris See-Hotel in Potsdam, Germany. The symposium is intended to serve as an international discussion forum on precision frequency standards throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and associated metrology. It focuses on the fundamental scientific aspects of the latest ideas, results and applications in relation to these frequency standards. Seven years after the last symposium very significant progress has occurred in various associated fields. Among these are optical atomic clocks with fractional uncertainties in the 10-18 regime, their applications for answering fundamental questions like possible variations of fundamental constants, the emerging field of relativistic geodesy or towards a new definition of the unit of time.

Following tradition and by design, the conference will consist of a series of invited talks and poster presentations. To keep the spirit of the Symposium the participation in the 8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology will be limited to about 200 attendees.