Opening Ceremony of the IYL 2015 in Argentina

On January 22-23 2015 the inauguration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) in Argentina was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mar del Plata. The celebration was kicked-off with an outdoor laser show.

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The show consisted of images of ephemeral art created by graffiti artists. This technique was first implemented in Argentina in August 2010, at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the laser.

For more information about IYL 2015 activities in Argentina please visit the Argentinian IYL 2015 National website.

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide 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.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the lightsources.org International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.

Contacts

Gabriel M. Bilmes
IYL 2015 National Contact for Argentina
gabrielb@ciop.unlp.edu.ar

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
president@eps.org

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
light2015@ictp.it