The Université de Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse (France) received the visit of the French Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche on 10 June 2016. During his visit, Prof. Haroche gave a lecture as the final event of the European project LIGHT2015, a project coordinated by the European Physical Society that have organized around 120 events in 30 European countries during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 [IYL 2015] has been a tremendous success in bringing together academic and industry organisations around the world to join forces to raise awareness of the many ways in which the physics and applications of light impacts our lives in areas such as energy, education, climate-change and health. The success of IYL 2015 crowns six years of hard work by the European Physical Society [EPS] since the first discussions of the idea in 2009.
iSPEX-EU: A European-wide Citizen Science Campaign for the Measurement of Aerosols with Smartphones
As part of the LIGHT2015 project, coordinated by the European Physical Society, Leiden Observatory is organising a pilot European-wide Citizen Science campaign for the measurement of aerosols with iSPEX, a low-cost add-on and corresponding app for the iPhone. The campaign will run in over 10 major cities across Europe from 1-28 September 2015. With an anticipated 15,000 participants, this campaign therefore is a first step towards a worldwide network of citizen scientists who can provide air quality observations.
The International Year of Light in Europe 2015 [LIGHT2015] is an outreach and education initiative – coordinated by the European Physical Society and funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme. It promotes the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs, and the general public in Europe during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL 2015]. Within this framework, the European Optical Society and the LIGHT2015 project are pleased to announce that nominations are open for 2 new prizes sponsored by the EOS …
The International Year of Light in Europe 2015 [LIGHT2015] – funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme – is a high impact EU-wide outreach and education initiative that aims to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL 2015]. The project, coordinated by the European Physical Society [EPS], will leverage the tremendous visibility of IYL 2015 to ensure that the public in all member states of the EU understands and appreciates the importance that photonics has for society.