SIF Summer Course 206 "New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science"


"New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science" is this year's Summer Course on Metrology organised by the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi".

The School, which has its seat in Varenna, at Villa Monastero, on Como Lake, is one of the most significant cultural activities of the Italian Physical Society (SIF).

Its courses, usually held in Summer and intended for PhD students and young post-docs, offer a special and precious opportunity of meeting for scientists and young physicists from all over the world. Each Course has two or more Directors and a Scientific Secretary. 

Participants are selected, upon application, by the Directors of the Course together with the SIF President on the basis of the information submitted, with regard also to a fair distribution of the available posts among various nationalities. Approximately 50 students attend each Course of the School.


The Course 206 on Metrology will cover the following topics:

Module I Physical metrology
The realization of the unit of mass, the Avogadro project, measuring electricity, optical clocks with trapped ions and test of the equivalence principle with optical clocks, time scale for metrology and navigation systems, radiometry, photometry.

Module II Fundamental metrology
Measurement uncertainty, mathematical and statistical tools for time varying quantities, global traceability, big data, metrology at the international stage, the SI, temperature measurements beyond ITS-90.

Module III Quality of life
Applications of metrology in chemistry and biology, radiation dosimetry, global temperature measurement, clinical chemistry, atomic weights of the elements, radioactivity metrology, reference materials in chemistry, metrological application of NMR and qNMR in organic analysis.

Martin Milton, BIPM, Paris (France)
Diederik Wiersma, INRIM, Torino and LENS, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze (Italy)
Carl Williams, NIST, Gaithersburg (USA)

Scientific Secretary
Michela Sega
, INRIM, Torino (Italy)



Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Michela Sega
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)
Strada delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino (Italy)
Tel: +39-011-3919-948


Further information are available on the Course webpage.


Ultima modifica: 08/05/2019 - 13:29