International Year of Light 2015 Logo

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies is coming...


As the Chairman of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee John Dudley explains: "An International Year of Light is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that international policymakers and stakeholders are made aware of the problem-solving potential of light technology. We now have a unique opportunity to raise global awareness of this.”

CUDOS plans to be involved in organising Australian IYL activities. A committee will be announced soon. In the mean time, the Prospectus includes an overview of potential themes (Science of Light, Light Technology, Light in Nature, Light and Culture) and Examples of Activities.

Why 2015?
It commemorates a number of important milestones in the history of the science of light dating back 50, 100, 150, 200 years and even further. In 1815, Fresnel published his first work introducing the theory of light as a wave and in 1865, Maxwell rigorously described the dynamic electro-magnetic theory of light. In 1915, the theory of General Relativity developed by Einstein showed how light was at the centre of the very structure of space and time. In 1965, Penzias and Wilson discovered the Cosmic Microwave Background, an electromagnetic echo of the very creation of the universe.

Read more about IYL2015

CUDOS Showcase Banner
Our Supporters

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.

News Highlights
Min Gu and AAS Image

Min Gu awarded Ian Wark Medal

Photo from Technion Collaboration Launch

New NSW-Israel Collaboration


A new collaborative project between CUDOS at the University of Sydney and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology was launched by NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, at an official event at the University of Sydney yesterday.

ARC logo

CUDOS success with ARC


Congratulations to all CUDOS members who received ARC funding in the recent announcement. Projects with CUDOS members included 2 DECRAs, 5 Discovery Projects and 5 LEIF Grants.

Research Highlights
Coming Up
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th February, 2014

CUDOS Integrated and Photonics Workshop
The University of Sydney

Friday 7th February, 2014

OECC/ACOFT Paper submission closes

Monday 10th to Thursday 13th February, 2014

13th Annual CUDOS Workshop
Silverwater Resort, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 6th to Thursday 10th July, 2014

Melbourne, Australia