- International Year of Light 2015
A year filled with light: the IYL 2015 initiative is endorsed by a number of international scientific organisations and celebrates light as part of our cultural heritage, central to our lives – from the Big Bang to photosynthesis.
2015 will be commemorating a number of leading scientists and key milestones, including the seminal work on optics by Islamic scientist, Ibn Al-Haytham in 1015, Albert Einstein’s formulation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 and the discovery of fiber optics as a telecommunication medium by physicist, Charles K. Kao in the 1960s.
Providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the science of light and light-based technologies that are so important for sustainable development and global wellbeing.
“Light for Development” is a series of initiatives organised as part of the International Year of Light exploring its role in seeking solutions to society’s most pressing problems. From 3-D printing to bringing energy solutions to developing regions: light is the key to our future.
Of course, we are very excited about #IYL 2015, considering our focus on light installations, including for example Silo 486 in Helsinki, “Tangible Orchestra” made of light and sounds, Box 459 by AR Design that commemorates the Great War with light and Rainbow Station, the installation by Studio Roosegaarde created for the International Year of Light.
International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015)
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