125 Years - Precisely

Date: 26.–30.03.2012
Anniversary in 2012

The keyword which has stayed with PTB since its founding in 1887 (at that time: Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt, PTR) is: accuracy. More precisely: measurement accuracy. After a 125-year success story, PTB will be celebrating its anniversary in March 2012 – with a political ceremonial act in the Braunschweiger Stadthalle (Braunschweig Civic Centre) and with a scientific symposium scheduled on the day before.


The whole programme as an easily printable Document can be found here.

Anniversary Events for March 2012:


March 25th, 2012, Braunschweig

ARCADIA Hotel, Sports Bar
from 18:00
Meet and Greet


March 26th, 2012, Braunschweig

8.30  - 16.00
A Quantum of QI

Satellite Event during the 125th anniversary: How much QI does a developing economy need to compete on the global markets? How much QI is needed for sound consumer protection?
PTB's Technical Cooperation Department, together with its partners and experts, will look for answers to these questions.


March 27th, 2012, Braunschweig

Civic Centre
Helmholtz Symposium "Metrology, the Universe and Everything"

Helmholtz Symposium on the occasion of the completion of PTB's first 3 x 42-1 years and awarding of the Helmholtz Price 2012 for outstanding work in metrology


March 28th, 2012, Braunschweig

Civic Centre
Ceremonial event for the 125th anniversary

Official reception with guests of honour (Attendance by invitation only)

In the Afternoon
Technical Visits at VW, Perschmann Calibration Lab, PTB Labs

Civic Centre
from 19:00
An anniversary evening

Ceremonial event for the PTB staff members (Private function)


March 29th, Berlin

Travel to Berlin

Visit DIN

Visit Stiftung Warentest


March 30th, Berlin

Visit BAM

Visit BMZ

Place: Stadthalle Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Braunschweig, Deutschland

An der Stadthalle
38102 Braunschweig

ARCADIA Hotel, Braunschweig, Germany
Braunschweig, Deutschland

Arcadia Hotel PlayOff Braunschweig
Salzdahlumer Str. 137
38126 Braunschweig

Organizers: PTB

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