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News

What can we expect from the revision of the International System of Units (SI), which was approved on 16 November 2018 and will enter into force on 20 May 2019? The answer depends on who you ask – an ordinary citizen, a student, a scientist or a metrologist in industry. The editorial staff of maßstäbe has asked this question – and gathered the answers in a new issue that is just as colorful and diverse as the answers obtained (Issue 14, “Maße für alle”, only in German). You can order this issue individually or as a classroom set free of charge; alternatively, you can subscribe to maßstäbe.

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On the occasion of their 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) in November 2018 in Versailles, the signatory states of the Metre Convention decided to fundamentally reform the International System of Units (SI). This resolution stipulates that, in the future, all SI units will be based on the numerical values laid down for seven selected natural constants. In passing this resolution, the General Conference has followed a recommendation issued by the International Committee on Weights and Measures (Comité international des poids et mesures, CIPM) – the world's supreme expert committee on metrology. The new definitions of the units will come into force on 20 May 2019, World Metrology Day.

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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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Students

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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