A supporter of the Universal Model in Science, David Allan helps us connect universal truths in science with what many would view as religious beliefs. How do they correspond and teach principles that all can live by, and look to the future with exciting possibilities?
Brother Allan has authored over 100 papers in the field of precise time and frequency. He and his colleagues developed the Allan Variance which is at the heart of international time-keeping algorithms.
He was born in Mapleton, Utah on September 25, 1936. He received a B.S. degree in physics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1960, and an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Colorado in 1965.
In 1960 he joined the Atomic Frequency and Time Standards Section of the National Bureau of Standards (later renamed the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- NIST), Boulder, Colorado, where he worked with ammonia beam masers and related quantum electronic devices