The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health.
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Why is light so important? Not only does it connect people around the world, but it plays a vital role in creating solutions for important global issues. From photosynthesis to galaxies light years away, light is everywhere. SPIE invites you to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL2015) and discover why light, is in fact, life
Light for the Future: The science and technology of light are essential for the future development of humankind, and in the search of solutions to solve global problems in sustainability and healthcare through international cooperation. We hope that International Year of Light will increase global awareness of the central role of light in human activities through optics and photonics, and that the brightest young minds continue to be attracted to careers in this field.