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Helmholtz-Symposium 2012

Metrology, the Universe and Everything

Helmholtz Symposium on the occasion of the completion of PTB’s first 3×42-1 years

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 – 16:15 Break for something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea or coffee

Session 4: Share and Enjoy

16:15 – 16:57 The meter convention and its role in the 21st century [M. Kühne/BIPM]
17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks: The next 125 years [The President of PTB]


17:15 Helmholtz Prize Award Ceremony
The most stringent test of QED in strong fields: The g-factor of 28Si13+ [Sven Sturm, Anke Wagner, Klaus Blaum/Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik]

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