It's About Time

by David W. Allan

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Is there a realm known as God’s Time or an Eternity-Domain?

What about Man’s Time?

What about Transcendental Time?

Where are we in Time?

The concept of time is one of those things we humans take entirely for granted. Few people ever dedicate the effort to learn what time is?

David W. Allan has been measuring time for over 54 years as an atomic clock physicist. He has sliced the second into billionths, quadrillionths, and even smaller.

Such precision has enabled developments like GPS and cellular communication, something we all are aware of.

The author’s devotion to learning and the pursuit of truth has revealed a surprisingly strong connection between things spiritual, scientific, physical, political, historical and mental.

It’s about time we became aware of the ideas that bind us to the eternal. This is (according to the author) the most exciting time in the history of the planet. . . and we are living it!

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About the Author

David W. Allan

David W. Allan was born in Mapleton, Utah, September 25, 1936. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and from the University of Colorado, respectively. He helped develop the atomic-clock timekeeping system 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 nation.

He has published well over a hundred papers, has contributed chapters in several books, has organized and lectured at several — internationally attended — tutorials and seminars on time and frequency, has chaired and attended several international timing committees — including being the U.S. representative from NBS/NIST for more than two decades on the international Consultative Committee for the Definition of the Second.

His inventions include: 1) the writing of the algorithm for keeping official atomic-clock time for this nation; 2) a technique for characterizing the performance of precision clocks – named after him, the Allan variance; 3) a time-difference measurement system that allows the time difference between two clocks to be measured to better than a million-millionth of a second; 4) using GPS his group developed an international time-transfer system with a precision of a few billionths of a second; 5) a time variance to assist the international telecom community to better synchronize their networks. He received the “Time Lord” award in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011 for this contribution; 6) a “Smart Clock” patent that provides a way for a clock to always read the correct time; and 7) after retirement from the Boulder labs, he helped Hewlett Packard develop a method for synchronizing cell towers around the world. He claims no genius for his inventions, but gives credit to God for the inspiration received in helping make the world a better place.

In 1992, he was the NIST nominee in physics for the Department of Commerce Gold medal, the citation read, “He ‘wrote the book’ on the…methods [for characterizing clocks and time and frequency distribution systems] and the statistical variance he introduced is named after him. Mr. Allan is as well recognized in the field of time and frequency technology as any other figure in the world.”

In his church he has served as a bishop, stake president, in the Denver Mission presidency, two missions (one as a young man and in 1997-99 with his wife, Edna, in French speaking Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa), most recently, he taught institute for eleven years for the Moroni Stake.

His loves are the Lord, his Sweetheart and precious family, and he is ever on a quest for the truth. The author’s devotion to learning and the pursuit of truth has revealed a surprisingly strong connection between things spiritual, scientific, physical, political, historical and mental. He feels “It’s About Time” we became aware of the ideas that bind us to the eternal. This is the most exciting time in the history of the planet, and he has written this book to help you understand that – especially as you gain a better understanding of what the future holds. Is there a better person on the planet to write about time, man’s time, where we are in God’s time with science harmonizing with religion, and bringing health to body, mind, and spirit? He keeps fit by riding his mountain bike and walking with his wife, Edna.

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