Celebrating International Day of Light

May 12, 2020 in Education

This Saturday, May 16th, is the International Day of Light, a UN backed 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. May 16th was selected because it is the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.

Unfortunately, Day of Light activities around the world are few. One that begins today is the IES Virtual Research Symposium. Held bi-annually, this year the title is LIGHT+ QUALITY – Meaningful Metrics Beyond Energy. If you’re interested, you can register here.