Dr. Alan Steele, "Redefining the kilogram"
- Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator - view map
Officials recently voted to overhaul the SI system of measuring the kilogram based on a physical artifact in Paris, which has been shrinking. Dr. Alan Steele and Jaime Jacobsen will discuss the science and the history surrounding this topic.
Dr. Alan Steele is Canada's Chief Metrologist and Director General of the NRC's Metrology Research Centre.
Jaime Jacobsen is the film director of the "The Last Artifact," a PBS documentary on how the kilogram came to be, came to pass, and what the future holds (http://www.thelastartifactfilm.com/).
- Logan Schultz