Wilhelm Foerster's Role in the Metre Convention of 1875 and in the Early Years of the International Committee for Weights and Measures

  title={Wilhelm Foerster's Role in the Metre Convention of 1875 and in the Early Years of the International Committee for Weights and Measures},
  author={Terry Quinn},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
  • T. Quinn
  • Published 12 December 2018
  • Physics
  • Annalen der Physik
The Metre Convention was signed on May 20, 1875 with the mission “to assure the international unification and perfection of the metric system” (today the International System of Units SI). The Convention continues to fulfill this mission, notably with the redefinition of the SI at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures in November 2018. A key role in the drawing up of the Convention was played by Wilhelm Foerster, at the time Director of the German Weights and Measures Service and… 
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