David W. Allan is one of the world’s premier time experts...a physicist for the Atomic Clock. David W.
An American atomic clock physicist and author of the Allan variance, he also has an unusual zeal for matters pertaining to spirituality, health, freedom, and all good things. He was born in Mapleton, Utah, September 25, 1936.
David received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and from the University of Colorado, respectively.
Professional Work – US and World Atomic Clock
David helped develop the atomic-clock timekeeping system for the US and for the world, while working for the National Bureau of Standards (later renamed the National Institute of Standards and Technology — NIST) with the responsibility to generate official time for the United States.
“This People” magazine said, “Timex has nothing up on David W Allan, who’s perhaps the world’s more sophisticated time-keeper. But now, his timely scientific methods have led him to what may prove one of the more exciting discoveries in recent times – a new planet.”
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