Metrology – Why We Do What We Do

by Paul Hanssen

It’s a familiar story. We’ve all been there. Your kids, wife, friends (and maybe even your dog) ask:

“What is it you do again?”

“Metrology,” you say.

“Oh right, meteorology. Is it going to rain tomorrow?”

“Actually, it’s metrology.  Metrology is not about weather. It’s about measuring and calibrating things,” you explain. Eyes begin to glaze as you continue.

“Metrology is the science of measurement!” you proclaim. Despite your enthusiasm, yawns break out, attention strays.

Of course YOU know that what you do is extremely important!