The nominating institution Quantum Technologies on the breakthrough:

Optical clocks are a promising application of quantum technology. When commercially available, they will unleash new applications: from synchronisation of IT networks to navigation to environmental sensing. Partners from industry, university and research institutes have joined forces to demonstrate the world’s first turnkey optical clock, with performance gain by one order of magnitude over all existing commercial clocks.

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