MIL-OSI Translation: Prof. Cornelia Denz becomes the new President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt


MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –

Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

06/04/2021 – Press release – Economy


The current director of the Institute for Applied Physics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Prof. Cornelia Denz (58), is moving to the head of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). On May 1, 2022, Prof. Denz will succeed Prof. Joachim Ullrich in the office of president of PTB, who is leaving office due to age and will take over the office of president of the German Physical Society. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “I’m delighted that in Professor Denz we were able to win an excellent leader. Professor Denz has many years of excellent experience in mastering the challenges faced by metrology with complex applications in almost all areas of technology. For the first time, with Professor Denz, a woman is at the helm of this historic and internationally renowned institution. At the same time, I would like to thank my predecessor, Professor Ullrich, for his excellent work and tireless commitment to PTB, with which he has made a considerable contribution to PTB’s worldwide reputation. “PTB is the national metrology institute in Germany with headquarters in Braunschweig and Berlin . It emerged from the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt founded in 1887, whose ideas were provided by Werner von Siemens and Hermann von Helmholtz. With its work on scientific and legal metrology, PTB makes important contributions in areas such as environmental and climate protection, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, or applications of quantum technologies. You can find the CV of Prof. Denz here.


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