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Dr. Jens Simon

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)


Dr. Dr. Jens Simon

Jens Simon, born in 1962, has followed two academic paths as he moved between Braunschweig, Jülich and Cologne. One path led to a doctorate at the Technical University of Braunschweig in German linguistics on the language of the author Arno Schmidt. The other path led to a doctorate at the University of Cologne and the Forschungszentrum Jülich in theoretical physics on quantum dynamics with wave packets and trajectories. The synthesis of the two initially guided him into science journalism and writing, then – more than 20 years ago now – to the beautiful task of heading press and public relations at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. One of his tasks is to communicate physics and science.


Always think first of those who listen to you.


Among the special activities of the PTB press office are publishing the science journalism magazine “maßstäbe” (each of the infrequent issues is produced in-house entirely, from the initial idea to the final layout), the magazine “Junge Wissenschaft” (an online journal for the primary publications of young researchers) and giving lectures on physics topics – in particular the unit system – to pupils, school teachers and the general public.

Facts, background information, dossiers

  • International Syste…
  • theoretical physics
  • quantum dynamics

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Natural constants take center stage

The 20th of May 2019 is a special day. From that day on, the old definitions of what a kilogram, a mole, an ampere and a kelvin represent, are history. The future of the International (…)

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