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     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration
Chemistry and Biology
Electricity and Magnetism
Ionizing Radiation
Mass and related quantities
Photometry and Radiometry
Time and Frequency

BIPM News:
Election of the CIPM bureau The CIPM announced the names of its new bureau members, elected at the first session of its 108th meeting (20-21 March 2019). Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009, visits the BIPM Chemistry Department The BIPM Chemistry Department was honoured to host a visit from the Nobel Prize winner, Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, on 7 March 2019. Varenna Summer School 2019 The BIPM and the Italian Physical Society are running a joint Metrology School "New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science" in Varenna (Italy), during the summer of 2019. Competition "Français et Sciences 2019" In 2019, the BIPM and the LNE are partners in the competition "Français et Sciences" (French Language and Sciences) which is dedicated this year to the Moon.
For more information: presentation, registration, rules Lecture on the kilogram by Richard Davis On 28 February 2019, Richard Davis gave a lecture on the kilogram at the Musée des Arts et Métiers. An audio recording of the lecture is available here. Review paper in Metrologia: "The revision of the SI - the result of three decades of progress in metrology" Following three decades of intensive work by the world-wide metrology community, the 26th meeting of the CGPM agreed a major revision of the SI on 16 November 2018. This open-access review paper in Metrologia describes the changes. CRDS (Japan) delegation visits the BIPM on a fact-finding mission A delegation from the CRDS (Japan) visited the BIPM on 19 February 2019 on a fact-finding mission. The purpose of the visit was to better understand the activities of the BIPM and its role in the French science and technology landscape for inclusion in a forthcoming book.
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The BIPM's mission and role:

  • Our vision is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.

  • Our mission is to work with the NMIs of our Member States, the RMOs and strategic partners world-wide and to use the BIPM's international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements.