New SI Base Unit: Boscovich?

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Second discussion at this year’s Eppur si muove scientific forum will be dedicated to a new unit of measurement – Boscovich, Zagrebancija reported.
The discussion will be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 7 p.m. at the City Library’s first floor.

Physical quantities such as length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance and luminous intensity can be covered by 7 SI base units: m, kg, s, A, K, mol and cd.
We use SI base unit “mol” to express substance quantity, but expressing substance quality cannot be expressed in a simple, unique and precise way. This new physical quantity (“order of substance”) requires a new unit, and Croatian scientists have suggested Boscovich (B).

Introducing a new unit to the SI base unit system would get Croatia international recognition and fame.

Rudjer Boskovic was an 18th ct physicist, philosopher, astronomer, poet, diplomat, theologian, polymath and priest from the Republic of Ragusa (modern day Dubrovnik). He produced a precursor of atomic theory, is credited with the first geometric procedure for computing the orbit of a planet and he discovered that the Moon has no atmosphere. Read more about this extraordinary man and his achievements here.


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