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Mit einem offiziellen ersten Spatenstich begeht die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) am 12. Juli den symbolischen Bauauftakt für ein hochspezialisiertes Forschungsgebäude. Der neue Walther-Meißner-Bau bietet Labor-, Mess- und Reinräume für höchst genaue Messungen der Temperatur und für Forschungsarbeiten rund um supraleitende Sensorik. Für diese High-Tech-Aufgaben wird das Gebäude mit besonders hochwertiger Bau- und Gebäudetechnik versehen. Der Entwurf für den Neubau stammt von Rohdecan Architekten aus Dresden, die 2014 aus einem vom Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR) ausgelobten Wettbewerb siegreich hervorgingen. 

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No one had ever come so close to the ideal laser before: theoretically, laser light has only one single color (also frequency or wavelength). In reality, however, there is always a certain linewidth. With a linewidth of only 10 mHz, the laser that researchers from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have now developed together with US researchers from JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, has established a new world record. This precision is useful for various applications such as optical atomic clocks, precision spectroscopy, radioastronomy and for testing the theory of relativity. The results have been published in the current issue of "Physical Review Letters".

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