Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light

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The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 was held on 19-20 January 2015 at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.

The two-day event gathered over 1,000 participants comprising international diplomats and decision-makers, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe.

Watch the Opening Ceremony online both with English and French translations by clicking on the links below:

  • English

mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_1_en.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_2_en.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_3_en.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_4_en.wmv

  • French

mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_1_fr.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_2_fr.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_3_fr.wmv
mms://stream.unesco.org/vod/IYL_4_fr.wmv

Videos

Overview

 

 

Plenary Lecture: Light and Life - Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail

 

 

Plenary Lecture: Energy and Climate Change -- Challenges and Opportunities - Nobel Laureate Steven Chu

 

 

Plenary Lecture: Einstein, Time and Light - Nobel Laureate William D. Phillips

 

 

Plenary Lecture: Light and the Quantum - Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche

 

 

Plenary Lecture: Efficient Light Conversion and Generation – Zhores Alferov

 

 

Light and Nobel: The Fascination of Science – Sune Svanberg

 

 

Single and Entangled Photons: At the Heart of the Quantum Revolutions – Alain Aspect

 

 

Optical Technologies at Google for a Brighter Future – Bernard Kress

 

 

Light and Health: How Biophotonics Can Help in the Fight Against Disease – Brian Wilson

 

 

Ibn-Al Haytham’s Contribution to Optics and Renaissance Art – Charles Falco

 

 

Light is Here Installation – Kari Kola / Valoparta