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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).


Seit 1. Juni 2022 arbeiten das BRICS, ein Forschungszentrum der TU Braunschweig, und die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig auf einem weiteren Gebiet offiziell zusammen. Bei der jetzt vertraglich vereinbarten Kooperation steht die Standardisierung im biomedizinischen Bereich im Mittelpunkt: Erforscht werden sollen weltweit geltende, objektive Maßstäbe für quantitative Messungen in der Biomedizin, also Einheiten, Grenzwerte und Messmethoden, die möglichst auf das internationale Einheitensystem SI rückgeführt werden können. Wichtig ist das zum Beispiel bei der Verabreichung von Medikamenten wie bei der Insulintherapie und bei der Cholesterin-Diagnose.

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The nationwide joint project titled QSolid intends to develop a collaboration platform for a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits within the next five years. It is also planned that a demonstrator system will be set up within this context. For this project, PTB’s work will include developing particularly low-noise, next-generation superconducting and methods to improve the control over superconducting qubits.. Building on this, calibration services are to be created that can be utilized by industry partners at PTB’s Quantum Technology Competence Center. A total of 25 partners are involved in the QSolid project which is being coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich. The project budget amounts to 76.3 million euros; 89.8 % of the funding is being provided by the BMBF. (Contact: Lukas Grünhaupt, +49 531 592-9453, Opens local program for sending emaillukas.gruenhaupt(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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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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