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Anniversary Publications

Book series on the history of the Institute
Reprint of the PTB book series (published by Wirtschaftsverlag NW) on the historical development from the founding in 1887 to German reunification. These books are only available in German.

  • David Cahan:
    Meister der Messung. Die Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt im Deutschen Kaiserreich
  • Ulrich Kern:
    Forschung und Präzisionsmessung. Die Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt zwischen 1918 und 1948
  • Dieter Kind:
    Herausforderung Metrologie.

Die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt und die Entwicklung seit 1945 Another approach to the roots of PTR has been chosen by the authors Huebener and Lübbig. They do not concentrate on the history of the institute, but rather on the history of science – based on selected research subjects of PTR. The book is available in German and English.

  • Rudolf Huebener, Heinz Lübbig.
    Die Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt. Ihre Bedeutung beim Aufbau der modernen Physik. (Vieweg-Teubner Verlag, 2011). English edition: A Focus of Discoveries (World Scientific, 2008)

Between the end of 2011 and the end of 2012, five special issues of the PTB-Mitteilungen – the metrological journal of PTB – are published. Usually, the PTB-Mitteilungen are published in German only. These five issues, however, will also be published in English.

  • Die Technische Zusammenarbeit der PTB/PTB’s Technical Cooperation (December 2011)
  • Das System der Einheiten/The System of Units (March 2012)
  • PTR/PTB: 125 Jahre metrologische Forschung/125 Years of Metrological Research (June 2012)
  • Vom Werden moderner Messtechnik/The Development of Modern Metrology (September 2012)
  • Metrologie für die Zukunft/Metrology for the Future (December 2012)

The popular-science magazine of PTB takes advantage of the occasion of the anniversary to journalistically highlight outstanding scientific themes of PTR and PTB – with reports, reportages and interviews on current topics and their scientific-historical roots. The maßstäbe are published in German.

  • Enthüllungen125
    Issue No. 12 of maßstäbe will be published in the end of 2012.

* 2011 neu erschienen im Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft, Bremerhaven.