Launch of the committee “Lumière et Société”

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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In 2015, the International Year of Light (IYL2015) encountered a big success in France. Hundreds of events organised through the country touched thousands of people and saw the emergence of a community driven by projects involving light.

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UNESCO Executive Board supports annual International Day celebration as an enduring legacy of IYL2015

By e-EPS. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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Following the highly successful International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015), the Executive Board of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has endorsed a proposal for an enduring follow-up in the form of an annual International Day of Light to be celebrated on 16 May every year from 2018.

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International Year of Light News

By John Dudley, A.L. Simoes Gamboa. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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IYL2015 mobilisation begins worldwide
The start of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL2015] may still be nine months away, but there has been tremendous enthusiasm from scientists and non-scientists alike, and planning meetings…
The International Year of Light has begun for St. Petersburg
Meetings are currently taking place all over the world in order to brainstorm ideas and plan the activities for the International Year of Light 2015, and St. Petersburg is no exception. It could hardly be otherwise: this is…

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IYL 2015 – Draw the magic of light

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2014 in:
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The International Year of Light 2015 [IYL 2015] will foster the creativity all over the world. The students from the media field of the University of Offenburg, Germany, did not wait until 2015 to bring their skills and innovative ideas to promote light. Under the guidance of their professor Dan Curticapean, they designed dozens of posters for IYL 2015.
From 2013 encouragements to participate and engage activities for the IYL 2015 are multiplying. The initiative from the University of Offenburg, lead by D. Curticapean is one of the first success stories of IYL 2015…

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Editorial International Year of Light 2015

By John Dudley. Published on 24 January 2014 in:
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It is an absolute pleasure to announce that the United Nations [UN] General Assembly formally proclaimed the year 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL2015] on 20 December 2013. You can read our official press release on the EPS website. This is the official green light that will allow the EPS and our many international partners to accelerate towards a fantastic year of activities throughout 2015.

The UN General Assembly declares only a very small number of International Years, and it does so to raise…

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