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Celebrating the International Year of Light 2015

Published: 2 December 2014

Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has become an official sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015), the United Nations observance that aims to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and its importance to humankind.

The International Year of Light brings together a multitude of stakeholders including UNESCO, scientific societies and unions, educational and research institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organisations and private sector partners to promote and celebrate the significance of light and its applications during 2015.

Professor Gilberto Brambilla, Director for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, based at the ORC said, "We see this as an important opportunity to engage with the public to demonstrate the impact that light and light technologies make to our world. We are planning a host of outreach events aimed at making our research accessible and sharing our enthusiasm for this fascinating subject - the exploration of light and the practical solutions it provides to problems faced by humanity. We want to to inspire the next generation of engineers."

Find out more about EPSRC CIMP and university sponsored events planned during the International Year of Light.

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