More International Prototype Kilogram Excitement!

Today NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) announced a grant opportunity for the production of a science documentary about the International Prototype Kilogram (a.k.a. Big K), its upcoming redefinition, and updates to the international measurement system. A more detailed description of Big K, what its future holds, and the grant, is detailed on NIST's grant page.

 

Why do I care, you may ask? Well, aside from the fascinating history of Big K and plans for its future, which I am very much interested in because science, NIST asked permission to use my illustration of Big K to use in this announcement. You may recall this illustration as the one used for The Doubleclicks music video about the same topic. In fact, NIST also links to that song at the bottom of the grant page.

 

So, pretty neat, right? 

Huge thanks to The Doubleclicks for commissioning the original piece and Jason at NIST for requesting this illustration!

 

I really hope this grant is awarded as I, for one, would love to see a documentary on the new kilogram standard. More science for all!