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.
The OpenLab was initiated by the International Union of Crystallography and UNESCO. It is on of the most successful recent initiatives in the development of physics in developing countries.
This initiative was launched in the frame mark of the International Year of Crystallography. It was made possible due to the strong involvement of Claude LECOMTE, deputy chairman of the International Union of Crystallography [IUCr] and the partnership of dedicated sponsors, generally manufacturers of equipment for crystallography such Agilent, Antonpaar, Brucker, Dectris, Incoatec, Oxford Cryosystems, PANalytical, Rigoku, STOE, Xenocs.
From an idea hatched back in 2009, the International Year of Light 2015 has now arrived in full force! What an amazing two days it was in Paris at UNESCO HQ at the Opening Ceremony, where the international scientific community came together with diplomats and politicians, architects and designers, leading companies in light technologies, representatives from the European Commission, artists and performers, students, volunteers and many more.
The IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 19-20 January 2015. It will introduce all the key themes of the year, and will aim to inspire activities and events worldwide for the following 12 months. After high-level opening addresses by international political leaders and diplomats, a series of keynote lectures by Nobel Laureates, symposia and round-tables will cover areas of basic science, innovative lighting solutions for society, light pollution, emerging trends in photonics, …
On behalf of the organizing committee of the International Workshop “Promotion of physics in the CEI countries and Integrating Access to Research Infrastructures in Europe” the organisers ares delighted to invite you to the event to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 23-25, 2014.
The workshop is the second one in the framework of the project “Towards the integration of the physics community in CEI countries into the ERA“. The project is co-financed by: Central European Initiative (CEI), European Physical Society (EPS), ICTP Trieste (Italy), Southeastern European Network…
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…
Tremendous support was obtained at UNESCO for International Year of Light proposal from EPS and 40 other partners. More than 30 UNESCO member states supported the resolution placed on the agenda by Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand and Russia.
Nominations are open for the 2013 “For Women in Science” L’OREAL-UNESCO Awards in the Physical Sciences. The five awards – of $100,000 each – are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to scientific advancement.
The awards will be presented in March next year, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. To date, the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards have recognised 72 eminent female scientists.
Nominations are limited to registered nominators. To apply to register, please email the award organisers…