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bureau international des poids et measures (BIPM)

The Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM) dates back to the 19th century.

The BIPM is based in Paris and maintains the globally uniform physical quantities of the International System of Units (SI). For example, the Bureau International des Poids et Measures calculates the time from the international atomic time (TAI), which serves as the time reference for the coordinated universal time (UTC). The BIPM determines when a leap second is inserted according to information provided by the International Earth RotationService (IERS) and displays this on their website.

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Englisch: bureau international des poids et measures - BIPM
Updated at: 03.10.2011
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