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Redefining how we measure our world

How the world defines mass, distance, time, energy and more is going to change in May 2019. Dr Barry Inglis will be delivering a public lecture on 18 October 2018 at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

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11/10/2018 2:00 PM

How the world defines mass, distance, time, energy and more is going to change in May 2019.

Dr Barry Inglis, the inaugural CEO of the National Measurement Institute (NMI) and the first Australian to be elected President of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (the peak position in the international measurement science) will be delivering a public lecture on the anticipated revision of the International System of Units (SI) on 18 October 2018 at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

His presentation will answer the following questions:

  • How was the International System of Units (SI, aka the “metric system”) created?
  • How does the SI help industry, the community, science and emerging technologies?
  • What is the role of National Metrology Institutes such as Australia’s NMI?
  • What are the proposed changes, and how will they impact us?

The event also includes a panel discussion.

The panellists will comprise:

  • Dr Barry Inglis - President, International Committee for Weights and Measures
  • Dr Bruce Warrington - CEO (A/g) and Chief Metrologist, NMI
  • Dr Lindsey Mackay - GM, Chemical and Biological Metrology, NMI
  • Prof Fred Watson - Australia's first Astronomer-at-large.

This event is delivered in partnership between NMI and the Australian Academy of Science.

Event details

DATE: 18 October, 2018
VENUE: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Acton, ACT 2601
TIME: Refreshments 5.30pm—6.00pm, with the presentation and panel from 6.00pm—7.00pm
TICKETS: Free – Register for the event

All are invited to attend to this event.