The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted the 1998 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM'98) in the Washington Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC, the week of July 6-10, 1998. In it, 506 metrologists, physicists, and engineers from national measurement institutes, industry, and universities around the world, the latest advances in standards, instrumenation, measurement techniques, and practice with the ultimate objective of providing a more uniform international measurement system through the advancement of metrology and physics. The conference covered the entire spectrum of electromagnetic measurements from dc to light in 310 talks, with the two largest technical fields being time and frequency and dc-low frequency. The conference was opened by then- NIST Acting Director. Dr. Robert E. Hebner, who welcomed the participants on behalf of the Institute and its Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Physics Laboratories. The keynote speaker, Prof. Daniel Kleppner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, kicked the program off with a talk on the evolution of quantitative experimentation in physics and the consequent increasing importance of uncertainties and their determination. Kleppner was the first in a slate of outstanding plenary speakers, including: William D. Phillips (NIST), 1997 Nobel laureate in physics: Carl Wieman of the JILA/University of Colorado team, first to demonstrate Bose-Einstein condensation; Barry Inglis a leading expert in precision ac-dc difference metrology and head of the NML/Australia; Ulrich Stumper (PTB), who spoke on rf and microwave power developments;Bryan Kibble (NPL), a forefront researcher in monitoring the kilogram by electromagnetic means.
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