George Daniels – Horologist

Posted August 29, 2013


Optical Atomic Clocks – Light Years Ahead?

George Daniels was, during his lifetime, considered to be the best horologist in the world.  He was famous for creating the co-axial escapement used by Omega in their high-end watches since 1999 and was one of the few horologist who could design and build a watch by hand, including the manufacture of the dial and case.

City University London, who are sponsoring this lecture,  had a very close relationship with George Daniels and this first event will celebrate his life and achievements, together with an overview of recent developments in the measurement of time.  Delivering the lecture is Professor Patrick Gill from the National Physical Laboritory in the UK, a world expert on optical frequency and one of the leading experts in the development of optical atomic clocks that are now re-defining the traditional measurement of time!

The lecture will be held at:

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City University London, 10 Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

On: Wednesday 18th September from 6PM to 9PM.

Although the lecture is free, booking is essential as space is limited.  Please use the following link to book your seat and see further details:


T: +44 (0)20 7040 8037

E: events@city.ac.uk