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Here you will find current news from PTB's diverse research activities as well as a short guide to PTB.

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Ein neues Konzept aus der PTB für die additive Fertigung (auch 3D-Druck genannt) beschreibt eine zeitsparende, präzise Erzeugung von Bauteilen, die gezielt mit magnetischen Nanopartikeln als Zusatzstoffen angereichert sind. 

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Eine Naturkonstante sollte immer den gleichen Wert besitzen, unabhängig davon, zu welcher Zeit oder an welchem Ort sie bestimmt wird. Auch Einsteins berühmte allgemeine Relativitätstheorie nutzt diese grundlegende Annahme, die als lokale Positionsinvarianz (LPI) bekannt ist. Deren Gültigkeit wurde jetzt mit einem Vergleich optischer Ytterbiumuhren in der PTB mit einer um den Faktor 20 höheren Genauigkeit bestätigt.

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Contact with colleagues

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Are you seeking contact with PTB scientists? Then in the chapter Opens internal link in current windowStructure & Divisions you can look up who is working in a suitable field of activity.

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.

What PTB offers doctoral candidates

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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.