The International Year of Light and Light Technologies is celebrated by a series of lectures at
the University of Oslo Library. This fall, the series continue as follows, given by:
- Torunn Kjeldstad, Center of material science and nanotechnology, on solar cells, a hot topic in renewable energy, 1 September 2015.
- Mats Carlsson, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, on the sunlight – a key to knowledge, 6 October 2015,
- Johan E. Moan, Department of Physics, on sun and health, 3 November 2015,
- Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Center, on the Aurora – from myths to tourist attraction, 1 December 2015.
Further information can be found at the web pages of the Library: http://www.ub.uio.no/om/aktuelt/arrangementer/ureal/science-debate/2015/
The talks are broadcasted live: http://www.ub.uio.no/om/aktuelt/live/index.html
- Videos from previous talks are also available online:
Oddbjørn Engvold, on light and the development from the geocentric to the heliocentric view:
- Jan Erik Thrane: From photon to carbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7laJO9fd0o
All the lectures are given in Norwegian.
Exhibition at Lindesnes Lighthouse.
At the southernmost point of Norway, the exhibition called ‘The Year of Light’, is open throughout the fall. The topic of the exhibition is «Light - its importance for humans, communication and development» and is translated to English.
Read more at http://www.lindesnesfyr.no/en/happening/news/year-of-the-light/
A beautiful coastal movie with a lighthouse theme can be downloaded.