Here you will find the news as well as a short guide to PTB
A brief introduction to PTB
Here in a nutshell are a few Facts about PTB, or read the current facts and figures from the Annual Report. If you want more details, here you will find a Description of Tasks of PTB. Furthermore, we recommend our general Info Sheet about PTB which you can download in the right-hand column as a pdf file.
Important research topics
We present you with an overview of PTB's diverse research landscape as well as some especially highlighted topics in the chapter l Research & Development, including the key strategic points in European metrology research (Challenges and Prospects) as well as the various success stories surrounding PTB's Technology Transfer. How firmly PTB is integrated in the international research landscape you can see briefly, on the one hand, in the Overview and, on the other hand, we individually present the respective research institutes of the worldwide metrology landscape in the chapter International Affairs.
In 2002, PTB as a whole was evaluated – with an excellent outcome. In 2008, an evaluation of PTB research followed, carried out by the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) with a subsequent Implementation Report in 2012. You will find more about this at PTB in the World of Research or in the pdfs of the evaluation reports which you can download in the right-hand column.
The next evaluation will follow in 2016.
Resonance in the press
Here we present you with current online publications about PTB.