Representative of the Bureau of Metrology, Zoran Ćetkovic, attended a conference titled "Public Administration in Montenegro in the Process of Digitization: Challenges and Perspectives" organized by the Ministry of Public Administration and Human Resources Management Authority. The conference was held on 1 and 2 July 2019 at the „Grand“ hotel in Cetinje. The Minister of Public Administration, Suzana Pribilović, the Director of Human Resources Management Authority, Svetlana Vuković and the Mayor of Cetinje Aleksandar Kasćelan opened the conference. During the two days of the conference, basic future activities of the public administration in the direction of electronic business and digitization were [...]
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The Bureau of Metrology’s employees Jovana Vukoslavović, Dragana Vidaković and Gordana Pješčić attended a seminar titled the „Code of Ethics“, held on 11 June 2019 at the premises of the Human Resources Management Authority in Podgorica. Code of Ethics of Civil Servants and State Employees was presented at the seminar, as well as the elements of ethics, rules of conduct and ethical standards. In addition, communication skills towards customers were also discussed, as well as interpersonal relations among employees and ethical rules. Theme titled „Leader as model for employees to identify with “ was also presented. The practical part of [...]
The Planck constant (h) is a fundamental physical constant, meaning that it has the same value everywhere in the universe. As the quantum of electromagnetic action, it appears in most quantum mechanical equations. In recent years, the value of these Planck constants has been determined in many laboratories worldwide using independent experiments with the best possible accuracy. Two experimentally different measuring principles were used. The watt, or kibble balance was one way of determining the Planck constant. It links the mass and h by measuring an electric current. Alternatively, silicon spheres of single silicon crystals can be used to determine [...]
The international prototype kilogram (IPK) was created in 1889 and has since been stored in a high security vault in Paris, France. Each country – signatory to Metre Convention – received its own copy and maintained it as its own National Prototype. Each (in theory) identical national copies are periodically compared with international prototype. Over the years, measurements done in these comparisons showed that masses of the various artefacts are diverging. The last comparisons showed that the spread has grown to 50 μg – about the same mass as a fly’s wing. Although it seems very little to the ordinary [...]
In France, this sentence symbolised the continuous reign of the monarchy as the crown was passed directly from the deceased king to his successor. However, this is not the case for Louis XVI. His reign ended with the short, swift fall of the guillotine, taking with him the French monarchy as the French Revolution took hold at the end of the 18th century. What does that have to do with the kilogram? Well, another effect of the French Revolution was to initiate the beginning of our present International System of Units, abbreviated worldwide as SI. In the spirit of the [...]
Unit of the month: KILOGRAM 20 May 2019 Mass is a quantity that has been inseparably bound to humanity for thousands of years. The need to trade goods is a fundamental part of any civilization, and the methods to do so are constantly developing. Our first records of using measurement standards in trade come from a few thousand years BC, in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians employed stones to check the weight of goods, later stones were replaced by standards casted from bronze. Amazingly, until yesterday we did something very similar. The International Mass Standard was also [...]