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On the occasion of their 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures (Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, CGPM) on 16 November 2018 in Versailles, the signatory states of the Metre Convention resolved to fundamentally reform the International System of Units (SI). This resolution stipulates that, in the future, all SI units will be based on the 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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Eine neue Publikation ist jetzt bei der PTB beheimatet: das Online- Journal „Junge Wissenschaft“ (https://www. junge-wissenschaft.ptb. de). Ausschließlich „junge Forscher“ (Altershöchstgrenze 23 Jahre) können hier nach den üblichen Regeln wissenschaftlichen Publizierens, einschließlich eines Peer-review-Prozesses, veröffentlichen. Die Junge Wissenschaft wird von der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der PTB verlegt, herausgegeben und redaktionell betreut. Auch in der Vergangenheit hat die PTB eine wesentliche Rolle bei der Publikation dieser Zeitschrift gespielt, beginnend mit engen Kontakten zwischen dem Gründungsherausgeber der Zeitschrift (Prof. Dr. Paul Dobrinski, 1927 – 2009) mit dem damaligen Präsidenten der PTB (Prof. Dr. Ernst O. Göbel). Hintergrund ist eine gemeinsame Interessenlage der Zeitschrift und der PTB, nämlich die Förderung des (natur)wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.

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Research topics

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In the new International System of Units (SI), seven fundamental constants are determined as defining reference values. (Diagram: PTB)

An overview of the diverse research landscape of PTB as well as some particularly highlighted topics (for example, PTB research surrounding the International System of Units SI) you will find in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowResearch & Development). In addition, it is always worthwhile to look at the Opens internal link in current windowmain Homepage as well as the homepages of the respective Opens internal link in current windowDivisions. How reputable PTB is among researchers you can see at Opens internal link in current windowPTB in the World of Research. Furthermore, PTB has been – specifically its R&D component, in particular – evaluated repeatedly with excellent results. You can download the respective documents (which are in German only) in the right column as a pdf file.

Scientific publications

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In the database Opens internal link in current windowPTB-Publica you can search for scientific publications by PTB staff members. Furthermore, some divisions maintain their own overview lists on the publications of their staff members. These you will find via the respective Opens internal link in current windowhomepages of the divisions.

Research collaborations

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The many collaborations of the individual PTB divisions you will find in the Annual Report under the column Opens internal link in current windowFrom the Divisions. International collaborations of PTB, e.g. with other metrology institutes within the framework of the European Metrology Research Programme EMRP/EMPIR, you will find at Opens internal link in current windowInternational Affairs. Some current EMRP dates you will find in the current issue of Opens internal link in current windowPTB-News.

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PTB's broad range of offers for students, doctoral candidates, and also extending beyond the doctorate degree you will find in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowAbout Us & Careers.