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In addition to news, there is a guide here to the pages of the PTB Web for school children and students (and/or their teachers and professors).


The hydrogen innovation laboratory called “Nachhaltige Verbrennungskonzepte” (sustainable combustion concepts) has been launched. The project is entering its threeyear implementation phase with funding provided by Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Science and Culture totaling 1.2 million euros. PTB is participating alongside Leibniz University Hannover, TU Braunschweig, TU Clausthal and Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven. (Contact: Ravi Fernandes, +49 531 592-3300, Opens local program for sending emailravi.fernandes(at)ptb.de)

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing the MIQRO joint project with 15.8 million euros in funding. In this project, a quantum computer is to be developed which is based on high-frequency-controlled ions. In addition to PTB, Leibniz University Hannover, the University of Siegen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and the QUARTIQ and eleQtron companies are also taking part as associated partners. This four-year project intends to scale the quantum computer that it will develop and operate to one thousand quantum bits after its completion, paving the way toward diverse industrial and academic applications which will surpass the abilities of classic super computers. (Contact: Christian Ospelkaus, +49 531 592-4740, Opens local program for sending emailchristian.ospelkaus(at)ptb.de)

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Materials for teachers

maßstäbe - the popular-scientific magazine of PTB

For your instruction at schools or universities, we would be pleased to send you the Opens internal link in current windowmaßstäbe (which are only available in German) or our Opens internal link in current windowbrochures free of charge in a class set.

Beim Internationalen Einheitensystem (S) steht eine Revolution bevor - wenn auch eine eher stille. Doch sie betrifft Sie als Lehrer. Denn bald müssen Ihre Schüler auf die Frage "Was ist ein Kilogramm?" eine andere Antwort geben als bisher. Um Sie beim Umstieg von Urkilogramm und Co. auf Naturkonstanten zu untertützen, haben wir eine ganze Reihe von Lehrer-Materialien vorbereitet, die Sie sich herunterladen oder bei uns bestellen können.

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School children's lab

What is PTB actually researching? What is the work of PTB's staff like and what vocational training is available here? From lessons in experimenting to introductory work experience – there are various age-appropriate ways for school children and students to get to know PTB from within.

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Vocational training at PTB

PTB trains vocational trainees and apprentices both in Braunschweig and also in Berlin. They profit from a highly modern technical environment and dedicated instructors. We have compiled helpful information on all the apprenticed professions and also many tips for the application.

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By means of student work, work experience or PTB's dual study program, students can set their priorities already during their training and get to know PTB's fields of work. 

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Jung woman carrying a pile of books

PTB cooperates in various ways in the field of research and teaching with national and international universities. Together with partner universities, student work (undergraduate and graduate studies, Bachelor's and Master's theses, internships) is assigned within PTB's broad field of activity. Thus, tomorrow's staff members can already become familiar with the metrological field of work in the broadest sense at a very early stage of their career and work on challenging questions.

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