Braunschweig or Brunswick, where Carl Friedrich Gauß was born is a city in the southeast of the German state of Lower Saxony and is roughly in the geographical center of Germany. It is a historic, formerly very important Hanseatic City and capital of a duchy. There are many beautiful historical buildings in Braunschweig, as well as a great cultural offer, and it gives valuable insight into German history.
PTB is the National Metrology Institute of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. PTB measures with the highest accuracy and reliability – metrology as the core competence. PTB stands for progress and reliability in metrology for the benefit of society, trade and industry, and science.
At around 70 percent, the proportion of research work at PTB is larger than all the other tasks (e.g. providing services). Yet PTB is not only a renowned research establishment in Germany, it also enjoys a high standing in Europe and throughout the world.
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