The beginnings of the International Year of Light!

Oggi, 1° Gennaio 2015, inizia l’Anno Internazionale della Luce di cui riporto il primo post dal blog dedicato all’evento, scritto da John Dudley presidente dell’International Year of Light Steering Committee e dell’European Physical Society.

International Year of Light Blog

What an honour to write the first International Year of Light (IYL2015) blog post of 2015! The next twelve months will see a tremendous global effort to promote light science and applications through thousands of activities reaching millions of people. Much of what will take place will revolve around the themes that you can read about on this blog and on, but I am also looking forward to the unexpected – discovering new and unexpected areas where light science and technology can address critical challenges for our future.

BlockLogoAs enthusiasm develops and plans are being made, I am increasingly being asked where the idea of IYL2015 came from, and how a bottom-up proposal from the scientific community actually made it onto the agenda of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly! These are excellent questions, and this first blog of 2015 is an ideal place to describe how it…

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