It is a great pleasure to announce and invite you to the Celebration of the International Day of Light (IDL) on May 16th, 2019. For organizational purposes, please register to the event via this form.  

Following the success of the International Year of Light in 2015, this initiative was proclaimed by UNESCO to promote the progress and promise of light technologies and research, and to raise awareness about their importance to humankind.  

The EPFL Photonics Chapter invites you to join the EPFL IDL celebration on May 16th in SV 1717 starting at 4:00 PM. This year the event will include a series of presentations from all the aspects of Light from academia to industry and art. Following the presentations, an apero will be held in SV Hall sponsored by EPC and Swissphotonics.     

For this occasion, we will have the pleasure of hosting the OSA traveling lecturerProf. Monika Ritsch-Marte (Biomedical Optics Lab, Medical University of Innsbruck), who will give a lecture on:  

“Light in Life Sciences”  

Moreover, we are glad to open today the EPFL “International Day of Light” Photo Contest in collaboration with the EPFL Photo Club, whose winners will be selected and announced during the apero. The theme we propose is:

    The idea is simple: send your photo related to the theme of light to [email protected]no later than Sunday, 12th of May. The photos will be exhibited in the hall during the apero and voted by the public. The three winners will receive their awards by the end of the event. Further information concerning the rules and the awards can be found here.

Please feel free to extend the invitation to your colleagues or anyone who might be interested! The full program of the event can be found here.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you the Day of Light!

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