Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Allan Variance

250px-David_W._Allan,_croppedI just received word of the publication of a “Special Issue on Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Allan Variance.”

On May 10th, I will be received the highest award IEEE gives at an an international meeting (International Frequency Control Symposium) in New Orleans, LA, on the 10th of May for my life-long contributions.  The citation reads, “For seminal work to the UFFC community regarding time determination, time prediction, time dissemination and timekeeping through contributions to atomic frequency standards, space-based navigation, time and frequency stability analysis, time-scale algorithms, and timekeeping devices.”

The IEEE is giving my Sweetheart and me an all-expense paid trip to the international conference to receive their highest award and a $2k honorarium.  I thank the Lord for being able to serve and for a further opportunity to share my faith in the Lord. He is the author of all things good. I know from whence the inspiration comes for my work.

The IEEE is the largest scientific publishing house in the world.  It is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.  Most of my papers have been published with them, but the best thing I have written is my book, because I didn’t have to exclude God. In fact, it has been the most enjoyable thing I have ever written, because the Lord gave me a way to show a grand harmony between science and religion.

It feels good to be honored, but ego and pride can get in the way of unselfish service and loosing ourselves in the Lord’s work.  There is no more important work than His; therein is my joy.  I feel such incredible love and support from family and friends.

David Allan

P.S. If you are interested in reading the article by the IEEE, click here for the Allan Variance account.