30 December 2015

IYL 2015 Closing Ceremony announces themes and keynote speakers

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL2015) has been a tremendously successful global initiative with thousands of events reaching millions of people in over a hundred countries. The International Year will be brought to an official close with a ceremony held over three days from 4-6 February 2016 in Mérida, Mexico. The Closing Ceremony will provide a forum to both continue the celebration of light and its many applications in science and society, but also will discuss the achievements of the International Year and look forward to continuing its success in the future. We are delighted to announce preliminary information about topics and speakers.

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29 December 2015

Optics-Expo 2015: From Industrial Accident Prevention to Import Substitution Issues

The 11th International Forum “Optical systems and technologies” (Optics-Expo 2015) took place in Moscow on December 25-26. Among other participants ITMO University representatives presented their projects and discussed up-to-date issues connected with optical electronics.

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28 December 2015

IYL 2015 Events: week 28 December – 3 January 2016

Find below the activities listed on the IYL 2015 Event Programme starting between 28 December – 3 January 2016. Click on the links for more information on the different activities

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23 December 2015

Chiaroscuro: installations based on contrast of light and shade

Within the Year of Light 2015 the installations based on contrast of light and shade - the Chiaroscuro exhibition were presented to the Saint Petersburg audience in December. In classical architecture light always coexisted with shadow which was an integral part of plastics of objects. Within the exhibition architects and designers interpreted classical picturesque method of chiaroscuro by means of artificial lighting in interior space.

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