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Special Topic: Invited Papers from the Workshop on the Determination of the Fundamental Constants, Eltville, Germany, 2015
Please browse the recently published invited papers from the 2015 Workshop on the Determination of the Fundamental Constants. The articles featured in this special topic have increased our knowledge about a number of fundamental constants such as the proton radius, Avogadro’s number, and the heliocentric gravitation constant.
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