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Digital Transformation

We are in the middle of a digital revolution. This transformation is a major challenge to the sophisticated system of quality infrastructure. In order to be able to continue to guarantee the safety of (and confidence in) measured values, PTB has compiled all the necessary tools under the umbrella of a comprehensive digitalization strategy.

Die PTB zeigt Flagge für Vielfalt

Die PTB feiert am 23. Mai 2023 den Deutschen Diversitätstag. Damit bekräftigt sie ihre Zusage, ein Arbeitsumfeld zu schaffen, in dem alle vorurteilsfrei miteinander arbeiten können.

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The expedition blog

Dining room on board the research vessel "Sonne" (Picture: Rieke Schäfer)

Everyday life on a ship

There are old ship's maps on the dining tables, and the home-prepared Pacific ocean drinking water even has its own logo – From 14 April to the beginning of June, Rieke Schäfer, a doctoral student at PTB, is sharing her everyday experiences of conducting research at sea on board the research vessel "Sonne". 

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Software-Dienstleistungen der PTB jetzt über internetbasierten Dienstleistungskatalog verfügbar. [ more ]

PTB testet Automatisierungswerkzeug für die Funktionsprüfung an intelligenten Messsystemen [ more ]

Kontrollierte Kollision zweier Elektronen in einem Halbleiterchip [ more ]

Articles from the PTB Open Access Repository discoverable in Google Scholar [ more ]

Bright single-photon emission from a GeV center in diamond under a microfabricated solid immersion lens at room temperature [ more ]

T2MES: a reference phantom for cardio MRI [ more ]

Investigation into the perception of "inaudible" Ultrasound [ more ]

Generalversammlung der WELMEC bewilligt Arbeitsprogramm und Report der Arbeitsgruppe 7 „Software“ unter Leitung der PTB [ more ]

PTB – the National Metrology Institute of Germany

PTB's profile of tasks

In Braunschweig and Berlin, time comes from atomic clocks, lengths are measured far into the nano-world, scientists do research on fundamental questions concerning the physical units, and the employees in the laboratories calibrate measuring instruments, meeting the most demanding requirements. Therefore, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt is among the top names in metrology worldwide. As Germany's national metrology institute, PTB is Germany's highest authority when it comes to correct and reliable measurements. It is the supreme technical authority of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and employs a total of approx. 1900 staff members. PTB operates an integrated Opens internal link in current windowquality management system which covers the four interlinked field of business. (Initiates file downloadSelf-Declaration on quality management).

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The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the National Metrology Institute of Germany, is a scientific and technical higher federal authority falling within the competence of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.