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Underpinning the quantum revolution

MSL’s Vladimir Bubanja is a member of the International Measurement Confederation’s Technical Committee on Quantum Measurement and Quantum Information (IMEKO TC25). He contributed to a paper described in an article published in Nature Physics, in which experts from MSL and partner organisations* from around the globe explore the critical role of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) such as MSL in the quantum revolution.

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New national facility for coordinate measurement

News | 8 April 2022

MSL will open a new national facility for coordinate measurement at the end of this year. Read about MSL's new CMM that’s the first-of-its-kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

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World Metrology Day 2022 Event

Event | 20 May 2022

Join us to celebrate World Metrology on Friday 20 May 2022

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Remote Sensing in NZ – Workshop

Event | 4 March 2022

MSL invites you to a virtual workshop to be held on 4 March 2022

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Official Opening and World Metrology Day 2021

Event | 20 May 2021

Join us on Thursday 20th May as we officially open our new building and celebrate World Metrology Day.

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New era of apprenticeships

News | 11 December 2020

A new era of Apprentices

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Kiwi kilogram flies to Paris

News | 19 October 2020

While 2020 has seen many Kiwis’ travel plans disrupted or altogether halted, one important and regular trip from our shores to Paris has still managed to take place. But it may be for the last time.

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Elaborate Newsletters


December 2022

We welcomed over 200 participants to CPEM – finishing the year renewing connections with colleagues and developing many new relationships. The MSA conference is next up in Wellington in February 2023, and we spotlight STEM activities.

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September 2022

The Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) is coming to New Zealand in December and Dr Murray Early shares his journey in metrology and what he is looking forward to at CPEM. We also spotlight the New Zealand clocks and officially welcome Dr Annette Koo to the MSL and Protoshop Director role.

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July 2022

It was wonderful to celebrate World Metrology Day 2022 in-person and virtually. We also celebrated the end of the McKay Building and former residence, Electrical and Time Standards, completing the move into their new laboratories.

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March 2022

For the first time, we gear-up to celebrate World Metrology Day 2022 hybrid style. We also acknowledge the great work done by our Length Standards team in setting up a national centre for coordinate metrology, and we introduce the MSL Moon Buggy!

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December 2021

In our Christmas edition, we welcome new staff and students and also acknowledge that it has been a challenging year for many. We are excited to co-host and continue planning for the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) to be held in Wellington in December 2022.

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September 2021

In this edition, we introduce our first online training module, bid farewell to long-standing Manager, Kevin Gudmundsson, update you on our training courses and promote on how we proudly support House of Science.