Today is the 1st International Day of Light

LAAAMP is present at the 1st edition of the International Day of Light, which is celebrated today, 16 May 2018 at UNESCO, Paris.

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.

The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. This day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation and harness its potential to foster peace and sustainable development.

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LAAAMP brochures “Advanced Light Sources and Crystallography: Tools of Discovery and Innovation” on display and distribution at the IDL2018 event in UNESCO". Photo: S. Scandolo.

Posted 16 May 2018