This service is in BETA
Visit old events site
Event image
Measure for measure: changing the SI once and forever

Clock icon
18:30 – 18:30 1 Oct 2015
Location icon
University of Liverpool, Confucius Institute: Building 114, L69 7ZX

Speakers: Professor Graham Machin, National Physical Laboratory

The need for reliable measurement is almost as old as mankind itself. From the earliest times, reliable weight, liquid and length measurements were required for trade and construction, while observing the stars
led to sophisticated timekeeping.

The requirement for increasingly sophisticated measurements has grown, until today we have an evolving global system of units – the SI.
The SI is about to undergo what could be considered its biggest and final change. It is proposed that in 2018, the SI will be redefined in terms of fundamental constants of nature, and will from that time be unchanging.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch
Contact details: We offer a wide-ranging and exciting programme with talks by scientists who are established leaders in their field. Evening events normally start at 6.30 p.m. with tea and coffee available from 6.00 p.m. All are welcome. Only school events require advance booking. It would be useful if teachers planning to bring small groups of interested students to evening events would contact one of the branch officers in advance.

Invite friends
Link copied!
Location icon
University of Liverpool, Confucius Institute: Building 114, L69 7ZX
Clock icon
18:30 – 18:30 1 Oct 2015
Tag icon

Invite friends
Link copied!