UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 Logo
26-09-2014

Sydney, NSW - On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015 - from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.

CUDOS is delighted to announce its official partnership in IYL 2015.

CUDOS will support IYL 2015 directly through becoming a Gold Associate Sponsor of the international activities of the year planned by UNESCO and the IYL community. CUDOS will also contribute to optics outreach on a global scale by contributing to the redesign of the international educational resource OSA Discovery Kit. CUDOS will also participate in the portfolio of activities planned by the International Year of Light program in Australia.

CUDOS Director Prof Ben Eggleton says "CUDOS is delighted to participate in the IYL celebrations and will pay an important leadership role in the Australian context in promoting the important and vital role of photonics and optics in the modern world and the future opportunities offered by CUDOS research."

At the local level, CUDOS plans to deliver lectures, public talks, workshops and other community based events. Watch this space!


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CUDOS is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program , with further support from our seven constituent universities, fifteen partner investigators, and the New South Wales State Government.



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21 - 25 September 2014

ECOC 2014
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9 - 11 October 2014

SPIE/COS Photonics Asia
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19 - 23 October 2014

OSA FiO 2014
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20 - 23 October 2014

MWP / APMP 2014
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23 - 28 November 2014

KOALA 2014
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04 - 05 December 2014

OPTIC 2014
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13 - 16 December 2014

Photonics 2014
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