EPFL to host International Year of Light celebration

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On 5 December 2015, the EPFL will host an event to promote the progress and promise of light technologies and research. The program will mark the closing ceremony of the International Year of Light in Switzerland and will feature the latest in photonics as well as leading scientists to promote improved public understanding of the central role of light in the modern world.

This celebration will bring together bright minds from Google X, Bell Labs, Intel, Philips, UNESCO or IBM Research among others, as well as an ESA astronaut and a Nobel Laureate, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder. A laser show and performances will punctuate the ceremony. Don’t miss the surprise visible from space that day!

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The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015; is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

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