Welcome to the first workshop on miniature atomic clocks, to be held at Ross Priory, the University’s conference venue on the banks of Loch Lomond. The aim of the workshop is to review the efforts towards developing new miniaturised atomic clocks and establish synergies and opportunities for collaboration.

The workshop will run through the 6th-7th November, with accommodation arranged on site. Attendees should arrive at Strathclyde by 8:30am on the 6th November for travel to the venue.

Confirmed Speakers

  • John Kitching, NIST Boulder, US
  • Liz Donley, NIST Boulder, US
  • Gaetano Mileti, Neuchatel, CH
  • Rodolphe Boudot, FEMTO-ST Besancon, FR
  • Patrick Gill, NPL, UK
  • Yeshpal Singh, Birmingham, UK
  • Matthias Keller, Sussex, UK
  • Aidan Arnold, Strathclyde, UK
  • Paul Griffin, Strathclyde, UK
  • Eamonn Murphy, ESA, NL
  • Jennifer Hastie, Strathclyde, UK
  • Douglas Paul, Glasgow, UK



The workshop will be held in the beautiful Ross Priory set in its own gardens on the banks of Loch Lomond, a 40min drive outside Glasgow. The house dates back to the late 17th century and its last substantial remodelling was in 1816, in the Scottish Gothic style. Sir Walter Scott had spent some time there, as a guest of the Buchanan family who owned the nearby Buchanan Castle (now an ivy-clad ruin in the middle of a golf course).

Photo of Ross Priory



Some attendees can be accommodated at Ross Priory with the remaining ones being offered B&B at a hotel in the nearby village of Drymen.

Accommodation can be booked for the nights before and after the meeting at the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre, George Square (link). Attendees are asked to make their own arrangements.


Transport will be provided, departing from Glasgow city centre (George St) to Ross Priory at 8.30am, on 6th November (with a pick-up at Glasgow Airport at 9.15am if required) and back on the 7th November arriving in Glasgow about 5pm


Attendance at the meeting,  meals, accommodation the night of the 6th of November, and transport are free for academic members of the Quantum Technology Hub on Sensors and Metrology. Others, including industrial partners can register for £600. Please provide contact details and we will raise an invoice.

Expressions of interest can be made by contacting the email address Ross.Priory.Clocks.Meeting@gmail.com. Please include the following information:

  • Do you require transport from Glasgow city centre to Ross Priory at 8.30 on 6th of November?
  • Do you require transport from Glasgow Airport to Ross Priory at 9.15 on 6th of November? (please provide flight details and, if possible, a mobile phone number)
  • Do you require transport from Ross Priory to Glasgow city centre in the afternoon of 7th of November?
  • Will you be presenting a poster? If so, please provide abstract.
  • Any special dietary requirements?
  • Are you interested in lab tours at University of Strathclyde on the 8th of November?


The workshop is supported by the Networking Fund of the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology.