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The production sector is the backbone of Europe’s industry with about 2 million companies and more than 30 million people working in this area. According to the EU, about half of all research funds are spent in this sector. There is certainly plenty of scope for research in this field: on the central challenges of digitalization and sustainability, for example. And metrological issues play a crucial role here too. To be able to bring together and promote metrological capacities, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) has founded a European Metrology Network (EMN) for Advanced Manufacturing. Acting coordinator is Harald Bosse of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB).

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UDO, das Untertagelaboratorium der PTB, besteht inzwischen seit 30 Jahren und bietet mit einem der weltweit niedrigsten Strahlungspegel beste Bedingungen für die Überwachung der Umweltradioaktivität und damit indirekt auch für die Beobachtung des Klimawandels und dessen Parameter. Letzteres geschieht durch die Beobachtung von natürlichem Radon in der Atmosphäre, das dabei als „tracer“ für die Ausbreitung von Treibhausgasen dient und Rückschlüsse auf deren Ursprung und Emissionsraten erlaubt. Eingerichtet wurde es im Jahr 1991 zunächst im Bergwerk Asse II. 2011 zog es ins Salzbergwerk der esco (Kali + Salz AG) in Grasleben um. Ein Großteil der in Europa eingesetzten Dosimetriesysteme, deren Daten stündlich an das Joint Reseach Center (JRC) der EU-Kommission nach Ispra (Italien) geliefert werden, wurden im Laufe der Zeit im UDO-Labor untersucht und kalibriert. (Ansprechpartner: Faton Krasniqi, 0531 592-6223, Opens local program for sending emailfaton.krasniqi(at)ptb.de)

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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.