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Metrology, the Universe and Everything

Helmholtz Symposium on the occasion of the completion of PTB`s first 3 x 42 – 1 years

Dienstag, 27. März 2012 09:00 Uhr
Ort: Braunschweig, Stadthalle (Civic Centre)
Veranstalter Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Stadthalle Braunschweig, Germany
All talks will be 42 minutes long and suited for a general audience

Admission is free

Session 1: The Metrologist’s Guide to the Galaxy

09:00 – 09:42 A new definition of the SI for the new century [I. Mills/CCU President]
09:45 – 10:27 Measuring the Universe with Einstein’s gravitational waves [K. Danzmann/AEI]
10:30 – 11:00 Break for something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea or coffee

Session 2: Don’t panic – may metrology be with you

11:00 – 11:42 Metrology down to Earth (benefits for society & economy) [M. Chambon/LNE]
11:45 – 12:27 Impact of metrology for “stuff” – chemistry, biology and materials [W. May/NIST]
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break (served right in the conference center, not at the end of the Universe)

Session 3: Mostly harmless

14:00 – 14:42 Who in the Universe needs dosimetry? [U. Ankerhold/PTB]
14:45 – 15:27 Towards improved reliability in laboratory medicine: Universal metrological traceability [L. Siekmann/Bonn]
15:30 – 16:00 Break for something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea or coffee

Session 4: Share and Enjoy

16:00 – 16:42 The meter convention and its role in the 21st century [M. Kühne/BIPM]
16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks: The next 125 years [The President of PTB]


17:30 Helmholtz Prize Award Ceremony



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