22 January 2016

Digital Holography`s Novelty: ITMO University Student Presented His Invention

Andrey Belashov, Master student of ITMO University together with his colleagues from Ioffe Physical Technical Institute developed a digital holographic microscope, which allows observing elements that are impossible to be analyzed with optical microscopes. The researchers use a specific algorithm of image processing, which helps to avoid noises without loss of quality. Previously the project was declared one of the best projects of “UMNIK” National Innovation Competition. St. Petersburg researcher also received a grant.

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21 January 2016

Cosmic Light in Japan

The Japanese closing ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 – Cosmic Light was held at the Tokyo University of Science Morito Memorial Hall co-hosted by the Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy (JSEPA) and Office for Astronomy Outreach, International Astronomical Union (IAU OAO). In this overview symposium, a set of nearly 40 groups and different activities were gathered, and almost a hundred participants summarised the IYL 2015 Japanese efforts in the astronomy field, focusing on education and new nationwide outreach initiatives.

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19 January 2016

IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony Anniversary

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) Opening Ceremony that was held on 19-20 January 2015 at UNESCO-HQ in Paris, France.

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18 January 2016

Inspired by Light: Reflections from the International Year of Light 2015 Book

Inspired by Light: Reflections from the International Year of Light 2015, is a collection of 56 blog posts from researchers, industry professionals, students, NGO representatives, a Nobel laureate, and other authors from 24 countries that were published on the IYL 2015 blog. This book, to be published in January 2016 for distribution at the IYL 2015 Closing Ceremony, was produced by SPIE in concert with the European Physical Society and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to celebrate the achievements of IYL 2015. Contributions in the book cover, light in culture, education, science, and technology with essays that pay homage to the people throughout history who have advanced light-based technologies, and to the many ways humanity has been influenced and inspired by light.

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