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     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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BIPM News:
The CIPM appoints new Presidents of the CCQM and CCTF The CIPM has appointed Dr Sang-Ryoul Park as President of the CCQM and Dr Noël Dimarcq as President of the CCTF for four-year terms. 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. "Français et Sciences 2019" competition The BIPM and the LNE are partners in support of the competition "Français et Sciences" (French Language and Sciences), which this year is dedicated to the Moon.
For more information please see: presentation | registration | rules | 2018 winners

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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.