The Government Laboratory (GL), Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC), Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) and Standards and Calibration Laboratory of Innovation and Technology Commission (SCL) jointly organized the Metrology Symposium 2019 on 11th Jan 2019. The theme is “The New SI for a Smarter World”. Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) was one of supporting organizations. On May 20, 2019, the implementation of the revised International System of Units (SI) would start. Four of the seven SI base units namely kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole would be redefined based on the fundamental constants, which remove the current limitations imposed by the use of artefact standards. Before the seminar, I met Ms. Brenda Lam (SCL) and we took a photo for memory.
In the entry of venue, silicon sphere was set for the new definition of mass use.
I took a photo with silicon sphere for memory.
I also met Mr Nick Leung (HKAS) and we seat together.
In the beginning, Prof. Reggie Kwan Ching Ping (Vice President, OUHK) gave welcoming address. He briefed that OUHK had 30 years with more than 9000 students. Testing and Certification was one of key program in OUHK.
Mr. WW Wong (Assistant Commissioner, Innovation and Technology Commission) gave opening remarks. He mentioned one of tasks was metrology through SCL to assurance the accuracy and reliability that traceable to SI units. He also stated that the poster designed by SCL was selected as the poster of the World Metrology Day 2019 and the design ideas were based on modern world becoming smarter with many smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, robotics, virtual reality (VR), 5G and autonomous vehicles, etc.
The all speakers took a group photo.