22 December 2015

IYL 2015 Events | Week 21-27 December

Find below the activities listed on the IYL 2015 Event Programme starting between 21-27 December. Click on the links for more information on the different activities.

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21 December 2015

Three Men in a Boat and new light of Holland

Where can students of ITMO University go in Amsterdam, what discoveries do city lighting in Europe make , and why is the national unity and light important more than ever—all this in the material about the overseas trip of students of the Higher School of Light Design of ITMO University.

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18 December 2015

Researchers Found an Unconventional Phase Transition in Photonic Structures

A team of physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute and Australian National University have researched the phenomenon of phase transition between photonic crystals and metamaterials - two types of periodic structures capable of manipulating light in intricate ways. The study helps to gain an insight into the fundamental properties of periodic structures and opens new possibilities for the design and creation of new electromagnetic materials. The results of the study were published in Nature Communications.

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16 December 2015

Energy saving lessons were conducted in Russian schools

At the initiative of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation with assistance of UNESCO on December 15 thematic lessons of questions of power effective lighting and careful attitude to energy resources were conducted in Russian schools. The event is held for the first time within the International Year of light and light technologies announced by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

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