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Das Internationale Einheitensystem SI wird gründlich reformiert. Im Herbst 2018 soll eine große internationale Konferenz die historischen Weichen stellen. Statt auf sieben Basiseinheiten wird das SI dann auf dem Fundament von Naturkonstanten ruhen. Die PTB hat diesen Prozess mit diversen großen Forschungsprojekten begleitet, unter anderem dem Avogadroprojekt zur Neudefinition des Kilogramm und des Mol und dem Boltzmann-Projekt zur Neudefinition des Kelvin. Und die PTB spielt auch eine führende Rolle bei der Information über die Neuerungen. Frisch erschienen: das PTB-Infoblatt zum neuen SI (eine deutsche und eine englische Ausgabe), das Sie als gedruckte Ausgabe kostenlos bei der Pressestelle bestellen oder als pdf von der Webseite herunterladen können. (www. ptb.de > Presse & Aktuelles > Broschüren > zum SI). Ebenfalls auf der Webseite: ein Extrakapitel zum neuen SI (www. ptb.de > Forschung & Entwicklung > Forschung zum neuen SI) mit...

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A brief introduction to PTB

Entrance of PTB Braunschweig

Here in a nutshell are a few Opens internal link in current windowFacts about PTB, or read the current facts and figures from the Opens internal link in current windowAnnual Report. If you want more details, here you will find a Opens internal link in current windowDescription 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

The SI with its 7 base units
In the new International System of Units (SI), seven fundamental constants are determined as defining reference values. (Diagram: PTB)

We present you with an overview of PTB's diverse research landscape as well as some especially highlighted topics in the chapter l Opens internal link in current windowResearch & Development, including the key strategic points in European metrology research (Opens internal link in current windowChallenges and Prospects) as well as the various success stories surrounding Opens internal link in current windowPTB's Technology Transfer. How firmly PTB is integrated in the international research landscape you can see briefly, on the one hand, in the Opens internal link in current windowOverview and, on the other hand, we individually present the respective research institutes of the worldwide metrology landscape in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowInternational Affairs.

Evaluations

Evaluation report (in Geman only)
Stand: Januar 2012

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 Opens internal link in current windowPTB 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.