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Dosimeter

Morre than 23 million people in the world are exposed to ionizing radiation sometime during the course of their work. Natural radiation is everywhere and affects everyone. The topic of radiation protection is also becoming ever more varied. Due to the latest developments, such as pulsed radiation in medical, industrial or technical applications, we are now increasingly dealing with radiation fields of ever greater complexity. The techniques used to measure this radiation accurately have therefore become more sophisticated. They are the basis for assuring the quality of the measuring instruments used to protect both humans and nature. A European Metrology Network (EMN) for Radiation Protection has therefore been created to pool and deepen the competencies of metrologists, radiation protection experts, industry and other stakeholders. The expertise of 16 national metrology institutes, two national radiation protection institutes, and one...

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Dr.-Ing. Prof. h. c. Frank Härtig, Vice President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), assumed the presidency of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) on 3 September 2021. Over the next three years, he will spearhead this non-governmental federation of 42 member organizations concerned with the worldwide advancement of measurement technology. Härtig's appointment to his new post came during the 2021 edition of the IMEKO World Congress, which was held digitally this year.

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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.