The SI redefinition is coming

On 16 November the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) are considering the revision of four SI units – the kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere. This historic step will be the culmination of years of ground-breaking research and international collaboration. The system will then be based entirely on fundamental properties of nature, and the last artefact, the International Prototype of the Kilogram, will finally be retired.
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EURAMET Webinar on Research Potential Call Scope 2019

Wednesday, 12 December 2018,
10 - 11:30 CET

In preparation of the 2019 EURAMET Research Potential (RPT) Call, the webinar will inform Proposed Research Topics (PRT) authors about the changes to the RPT Call Scope, discuss some existing proposals which are in line with the amended scope and enable identification of further PRTs.

The target audience of the webinar are potential PRT authors and later RPT project coordinators in EMPIR. Representatives of EMNs are invited to discuss with participants how RPT projects could develop participating institutes’ capabilities to participate in EMNs. Read more >>

News Highlights

Scientists are set to overhaul the International System of Units

CGPM voting on SI redefinition on 16 November 2018 - kilogram set to be redefined

EMPIR project publishes two ISO technical specifications

Specifications fulfil demonstrated end user need

EUV lithography – with kind permission of Carl Zeiss SMT