angle-left

Web Content Display

History of Length (Metrology) - 2017-2018 Inter-Society Technical & Social Event Series

  • May 02, 2018
  • Copper Canyon Cafe, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE
  • Albuquerque , NM , USA

Description

Steven  Phillips

Group  Leader  of  the  Large  Scale  Coordinate  Metrology  Group ,  Program  Manager  for  Dimensional  Metrology

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

TOPIC:    Metrological  traceability  of  the  unit  of  length:  from ancient  to  modern  times

Metrological  traceability  provides  the  connection  and  accuracy  for measurements  made  through  the  world  to  the  same  system  of fundamental  SI  units.  From  the  realization  of  the  units, typically done  in  a  national  laboratory  such  as  NIST,  through  calibration  laboratories  and  onto  the manufacturing  floor,  metrological  traceability  supports  the  global  economy  and  underpins  the interchangeability  of  parts.  This  talk  will discuss  some  aspects  of  metrological traceability  and will  follow  the  history  of  the  unit  of  length  from  ancient  to  modern  times.   Standardized  measures  have  been  important ever  since  man  settled  in  villages,  started  building, occupying  land,  and  trading  with  his  neighbors.    As  society  has  evolved,  much  higher  accuracies of  measurement  are  required in an increasingly  diverse  set  of  fields,  from  micro-electronics  to  optics  to  interplanetary  ranging.

 

SPEAKER: Steven  Phillips,  Group  Leader  of  the  Large  Scale  Coordinate  Metrology  Group  and also  as  the  Program  Manager  for  Dimensional  Metrology  at  NIST.    Dr.  Phillips  has  3  patents  and over  60  research  publications  in  chemistry,  physics,  applied  optics,  and  precision  engineering.   He has  degrees  from  WSU  and  UC  Santa  Barbara.

 

DATE/TIME:    Wednesday  May  2, 2018  -  Gather  for  Social at 5:30PM,  dinner  is  at  6PM,  and  the  talk  is  at  7PM.

COST:  $10  admission, student admission  is  free.  You  pay  for  the  meal you  order.

LOCATION:   Copper Canyon  CafĂ©,  5455  Gibson  Blvd  SE,  Albuquerque, NM 87108

Limited  seating. Please  RSVP  to richardclayson@gmail.com

Further Your Knowledge


MATERIAL RESOURCES

Metallographic Techniques, November 11-14, 2019

Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019

Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, OH, USA

Advanced Metallographic Techniques, November 18-21, 2019

Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019

Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, OH, USA

Advanced Metallographic Techniques, August 19-22, 2019

Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019

Mr. Natalio T. (Nat) Saenz, FASM

ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park,
Novelty, OH, USA