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The authors Rolf Judaschke, Mathias Kehrt, Karsten Kuhlmann and Andreas Steiger receive the "Andy Chi Best Paper Award" for publishing the results of their two-year collaboration "Linking the Power Scales of Free-Space and Waveguide-Based Electromagnetic Waves". This prestigious award recognizes the best paper published in the "IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement" in the past year...

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has arrived in January 2022 in its orbit foreseen around the Lagrange point L2, 1.5 million kilometres from Earth. The four scientific instruments of the JWST will now undergo final calibration in space before the first scientific results can be expected starting from summer 2022. For the NIRSpec (Near Infrared Spectrograph) instrument contributed by the...

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Within the European series of research projects labelled "Metrology for Earth Observation and Climate" (MetEOC3-4), a new reference blackbody, the so-called "Hemispherical Blackbody" (HSBB), was developed at PTB in cooperation with the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC)...

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