Lecture series at the University of Oslo Library

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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:

The talks are broadcasted live:

All the lectures are given in Norwegian.

IYL 2015 News in Norway
Lindesnes Lighthouse

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.
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A beautiful coastal movie with  a lighthouse theme can be downloaded.

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