National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This tour follows the popular and successful trips to NIST after the previous HHC's in Fort Collins (2009, 2010, & 2013).
N.B. This special tour is for HHC 2016 conference attendees only. This is not a public tour.
Schedule for Monday, September 19, 2016
Be sure to bring legal identification with you!
Tentative Tour agenda, Group 1 8:45 a.m. HHC 2016 group arrives at NIST Visitor Center 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check in, security screening, badging, divide into two groups 9:15 – 9:20 Travel to Gebbie Labs, Group 1 to NIST F-1 81-1F127 9:20 – 9:35 a.m. NIST F-1 Cesium Frequency Standard with Steve Jefferts 9:35 – 9:40 a.m. Travel to Quantum Computing lab, 81-1G125 9:40 – 9:55 a.m. Quantum Computing with Didi Leibfried, Andrew Wilson 9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Travel to Building 1 Penthouse, LIDAR lab 10:05 – 10:25 a.m. LIDAR atmospheric measurements with Ian Coddington 10:25 – 10:30 a.m. Travel to Quantum Frequency measurements, 1-2032 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Quantum Frequency measurements with Matt Simons 10:50 – 11 a.m. Gather in Lobby of Building 1; NIST Gift Shop, End of tour, optional lunch at NIST
Tentative Tour agenda, Group 2 9 a.m. HHC 2016 group arrives at NIST Visitor Center 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check in, security screening, badging, divide into two groups 9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Travel to Gebbie Labs, Group 2 to 81-1G125 9:20 – 9:35 a.m. Quantum Computing with Didi Leibfried, Andrew Wilson 9:35 – 9:40 a.m. Travel to NIST F-1 Atomic Clock, 81-1F127 9:40 – 9:55 a.m. Cesium Fountain Frequency Standard with Steve Jefferts 9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Travel to Quantum Frequency measurement lab, 1-2032 10:05 – 10:25 a.m. Quantum frequency measurements with Matt Simons 10:25 – 10:30 a.m. Travel to Building 1 Penthouse LIDAR lab 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. LIDAR atmospheric measurements with Ian Coddington 10:50 – 11 a.m. Gather in Lobby of Building 1, NIST Gift Shop, end of tour, optional lunch at NIST
— NIST can accomodate up to two groups of 15 each, alternating between the labs so each group can see each lab.
When asked about our use of cameras, NIST sent the following information:
Personal photography (and videotaping) is authorized in most areas of NIST. You will be escorted so that all your questions can be answered and make sure there are no issues. As a courtesy, before taking photos of people, such as NIST scientists in their labs, please ask permission.
Registration for HHC 2016 DOES NOT include the NIST tour. You must register separately if you want to take the tour.VERY IMPORTANT DETAIL
You MUST register your name and required details (see below) with Felix Gross as soon as possible — first come, first served due to limited numbers.
If you are not sure you’ll attend HHC 2016, then please don’t sign up for the tour, since NIST only allows those whose names are pre-registered with them to take the tour. If you sign up and fail to show up, then nobody else can take your place. Let’s not aggravate people who would like to take the tour but can’t because somebody reserved a place and then didn’t use it. Thanks for understanding!
NIST requires that all visitors submit their names in advance, and that all visitors bring with them government issued photo identification. NIST make a distinction between U.S. citizens and foreign nationals so PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY if you want to join the tour:
Here are the steps foreign nationals must take:
Foreign nationals must bring their passport with them to gain entry to the tour at NIST.
- Send an email to the HHC coordinator of the trip (Felix Gross) asking for the “Foreign National visitor required personal information form”.
- Fill it out completely.
- Email the form back to Felix (not to NIST!) before the deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016.
Details of all U.S. citizens must be submitted to the HHC coordinator of the trip (Felix Gross) by Monday, September 5, 2016. The detail required from U.S. Citizens is:
- Your name. That’s all.
U.S. Citizens will need to bring photo id such as a driving license or passport with them to gain entry to the tour at NIST.
→ DRIVING DIRECTIONS ↓
This map was provided by Jim Burrus at NIST. Notice compass in lower right corner!