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Press releases 1998

Die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) hat ihre Kalibriermöglichkeiten für Meßgeräte im Bereich des Umweltschutzes erweitert. Seit April 1998 können Meßgeräte für die Aktivitätskonzentration von Radon in der PTB kalibriert werden.

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Federal President Roman Herzog appointed Professor Dr. Manfred Kochsiek Vice-president of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig and Berlin (PTB) with effect from June 16, 1998. He thus is the successor to Professor Dr.Volkmar Kose who went into retirement.

Professor Dr. Kochsiek was born on February 5, 1941, in Gadderbaum near Bielefeld. He studied mechanical engineering at...

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In the week from June 15 to 19, 1998, about 250 metrologists - i.e. experts in the field of measurement - from more than 80 countries will be Braunschweig's guests. At a seminar held in the Stadthalle, they will discuss the topic "The Role of Metrology in Economic and Social Development". The seminar has been organized on the initiative of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, in cooperation...

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The TEMPERATURE '98 Conference took place in Berlin on February 16 and 17, 1998. It was organized by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in cooperation with the VDI/VDI - Gesellschaft für Meß- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA, Association for Measuring and Automation Technology). The PTB chaired the conference and ensured the local organization.

In the field of process measuring...

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Only countries with an efficient infrastructure, in particular in the field of metrology and testing, can benefit from the increasing globalization of international relations by trade, division of labor, and investments in the production and tertiary sectors. Reliable measurements are a prerequisite for quality assurance, certification of product properties, environmental protection and the safe...

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After many years of cooperation between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), which was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the first African laboratory could be accredited within the scope of the Deutscher Kalibrierdienst (DKD, German Calibration Service) in January, 1998. Accreditation of another laboratory...

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