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Advances in Measurement Science

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Science  29 Apr 1988:
Vol. 240, Issue 4852, pp. 604-605
DOI: 10.1126/science.240.4852.604


Year after year, physicists measure various quantities with increasing accuracy and see various objects in increasing detail. These advances are vital, because science's understanding of the physical world is necessarily limited by the accuracy with which science can measure that world. The Instrument and Measurement Science Topical Group of the American Physical Society sponsored several symposia at the recent APS March meeting in New Orleans that discussed recent advances in measurement and observation.