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Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science

8th Annual PGI Conference 2024

7 and 8 November 2024, The University of Manchester

The Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science would like to invite you to its 8th annual conference

Register for the PGI 8th Annual Conference  

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The Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science (PGI) annual conference brings together delegates from industry, academia, and policy backgrounds to discuss current and future global challenges where measurement science delivers significant impact.

The conference provides a platform for networking and allows delegates to experience the breadth of research carried out by PGI researchers.

Day one - conference themes

Curiosity-driven research

Curiosity is fundamental to the practice of research. The dissatisfaction of not knowing why something exists as it does has fuelled discoveries for centuries and continues to do so today. These discoveries, supported by measurement techniques, have pushed the boundaries of human understanding, and paved the way for unforeseen advancements in a variety of fields.

Metrology at scale 

From nanotechnology to astronomy, measurement science plays a pivotal role towards developing an understanding of the world around not confined by size. The vast scales upon which we can measure are not only limited to mass and size, but also time and frequency, as well as the other units.

Cross-sector research

Science is driven by collaboration. It enables people to work together to answer fundamental questions and solve complex problems. Today, the scientific landscape requires people of different disciplines and backgrounds to work together and drive research forward. The value of the PGI is in enabling students of different backgrounds, disciplines, and stages of their PhD projects to share their knowledge and ideas for cross sector research underpinned by measurement science.

Reduce, Refine and Replace

The integration of the 3R principles “Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement” into metrology is of profound significance, extending beyond conventional ethical concerns. Metrology, as the foundation of modern measurement across various industries, embraces these principles. The PGI annual conference brings together delegates from industry, academia, and policy backgrounds to discuss current and future global challenges particularly where measurement science delivers significant impact.

Day two

The focus of the second day will be on helping students, early career scientists and academics, develop the skills necessary for becoming future leaders.

A little bit about us

PGI conferenceThe PGI was established in 2015 with the aim of becoming the leading institution for postgraduate research and training in measurement science in the UK. The vision for the PGI was developed through a strategic partnership between the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey.

We work with a range of academic and industrial partners to provide a prominent and distinctive centre for collaborative measurement science research and state-of-the-art training facilities to develop a highly skilled future workforce.

Our cohort has been growing rapidly since our establishment and we currently have around 200 students working on various multi-disciplinary projects with over 30 universities across the UK, working under the supervision of around 250 distinguished academics and scientists.