Programme

Wednesday 3 February

  • 9:30 – 10:30 IYL 2015 General / Activities (Room 6)

This session includes promotional videos to create anticipation about IYL 2015 as well as videos on important IYL 2015 activities such as the IYL Opening Ceremony or the Light: Beyond the Bulb Exhibitions.

IYL 2015 Official Trailer (Einstein's Light Documentary Development B.V. | The Netherlands)

Celebrate The International Year of Light 2015 with SPIE (SPIE | United States of America)

Cosmic Light 2015 Video Trailer - To celebrate the cosmic light coming down to earth (IAU and NAOJ | International Production)

IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony (American Institute of Physics | United States of America)

Wonders of light (National Science Foundation | United States of America)

The Light that surround us (University of Alicante | Spain)

Review of the International Year of Light 2015 in Germany (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V. / German Physical Society | Germany)

Total Lunar Eclipse 2015 (Offenburg University | Germany)

100 Years of General Relativity (Offenburg University | Germany)

International Year of Light: Light Beyond the Bulb (NASA/CXC/SAO | United States of America)

Light Beyond the Bulb: Intro to Light (NASA/CXC/SAO | United States of America)

Light Beyond the Bulb: Over and Beyond the Rainbow (NASA/CXC/SAO | United States of America)

Light Beyond the Bulb: Bent Light in Space (NASA/CXC/SAO | United States of America)

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Light in our lives (Room 6)

Commissioned by Physics World magazine as part of a series of films that tell personal stories relating to the core themes of IYL 2015.

A Single Light of Science (Physics World magazine | United Kingdom)

Reclaiming the Stars (Physics World magazine | United States of America)

Living in a world without Light (Physics World magazine | United Kingdom)

Vidya Deepa: the lamp of knowledge (Physics World magazine | India)

Painting with light (Physics World magazine | United States of America)

Transforming light (Physics World magazine | Mexico)

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Light Design / Lighting (Room 6)

Whilst modern lighting provides important and crucial opportunities in improving quality of life, raising awareness of the issues of efficient lighting was also an important feature of the IYL 2015.

The Warm Glow of Home (Liter of Light) (Lintelfilm | United Kingdom)

A History of CIE and Light (CIE | United Kingdom)

SuperLux: Timeline of Luminous Structures - Smart Light Cities (City of Sydney Customs House | Germany)

Making Urban Lightscapes (Beforelight Light Art Group | Greece)

Between Silence & Light (APDI | Spain)

Conversations with lighting designers (Philips Lighting | France)

Light Without Borders (Kari Kola / Valoparta ltd / Traakkino Projection | Finland)

  • 18:00 – 19:30 Ano-Luz (Light-Year) (Room 5)

This film follows GalileoMobile's expedition to northern Bolivia and Brazil where the project performed astronomy activities preceding the celebration of the International Year of Light.

Ano-Luz (Light-Year) (GalileoMobile | Brazil)

Thursday 4 February

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Cinema / Music (Room 6)

Light has influenced and continues to influence human culture, in particular, has a major influence on the visual and performing arts. During the year many people have been inspired by IYL 2015 to compose songs or create audiovisual pieces. On this session you can find several examples.

Step into the Light (École Polytechnique – IZEST | France)

Rainbow of Light anthem (Linda Lamon | United Kingdom)

Light Years (Louisiana State University and DePaul University | United States of America)

C'è Luce (Andare oltre si può | Italy)

The White Across The Blue In Time Of Light (University of Aberdeen, Department of Music | United Kingdom)

Shine (1001 Inventions | United Kingdom)

Faro de Estrellas (JALISSE by Enterprise8 | Italy)

Blackout (Physics and Optics Naples Young Students | Italy)

  • 11:30 – 13:45 Deconstructing Light (Room 6)

The IAA-CSIC celebrates the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 with this audio-visual project covering different aspects of astrophysics and space science.

Deconstruyendo la Luz – Deconstructing Light (IAA-CSIC | Spain)

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Discover the Power of Photonics! (Room 6)

During IYL 2015, the European Commission has funded three outreach projects - Photonics4All, GoPhoton! and LIGHT2015 – to increase the visibility of photonics and light-based technologies among the public, young people and entrepreneurs. On this session, curated by the LIGHT2015 project, we discover several videos produced within these projects that show us the endless power of Pohotonics. The session is closed by a short documentary about Brussels and its importance for the Photonics field.

LIGHT2015 Lighting the Future (National University of Galway / LIGHT2015 | European Production)

GoPhoton The Power of Photonics! (ICFO-Institute of Photonics Sciences / GoPhoton! | Spain)

The Stolen Cup - Photonics Detectives (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum der Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH / Photonics4ALL | Germany)

Illuminated Human Towers - GoPhoton! IYL 2015 (ICFO-Institute of Photonics Sciences / GoPhoton! | Spain)

LIGHT2015 Careers in Photonics (Politecnico di Milano / LIGHT2015 | European Production)

Brussels - City of Light (Matière Grise | Belgium)

  • 18:00 – 19:00 The Singular Tale of Einstein and the General Relativity (Room 5)

The Singular Tale of Einstein and the General Relativity (Look at Sciences | France)

Beyond the typical scientific documentary, The singular tale of Einstein and General relativity is a profoundly human story which unfolds along a journey through space and time. It is also the account of a man who doubted all his life about his own theory and died without knowing he was right.

  • 18:00 – 19:00 The Physics of Light (Room 6)

Throughout ancient history, light was worshipped as the holy giver of all life. Yet, many an inquisitive mind sought to bring light down from its sacred pedestal and reveal its true nature through science. In this six-part documentary, we will embark on a scientific odyssey in pursuit of light.

The Physics of Light (Korea Educational Broadcasting System | South Korea)

Friday 5 February

  • 09:30 – 10:30 IYL 2015 Animated Short Films (Room 6)

The animation technique in cinema is a powerful tool to reach all type of audiences. Many organizations have prepared animated short videos inspired by IYL 2015 and we present a selection of them.

Bright Scientists (The Open University | United Kingdom)

Shedding Light on the Situation (University of Oxford: Oxford Sparks | United Kingdom)

Light as Heritage: The Binding Force Universal Pacifier (LIGHTEAM Gustavo Avilés S.C | Mexico)

James Clerk Maxwell - What's the go o' that? (Glasgow Science Centre | United Kingdom)

Einstein100 (Science & Technology Facilities Council | Switzerland)

Shedding light on the Photon (INAF-Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory | Italy)

  • 11:30 – 13:15 SkyLight - a Global Science Opera (Room 6)

The film depicts the premier performance of the first Global Science Opera, "SkyLight", which was written and performed together by a global community of children, teachers, scientists and artists in 30 countries around the world during IYL 2015.

SkyLight - a Global Science Opera (Stord/Haugesund University College | Norway / International Production)

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Photonics (Room 6)

From communications and health, to lighting and in everyday products such as the modern smartphones, photonics is everywhere. The videos on this session show us how photonics touches the daily lives of everybody and is vital to the future development of the global society. This session also includes a short-film about Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate and inventor of Laser, who revolutionised the field of Photonics with his work.

Photonics is Everywhere! (EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium | France)

Year of Light 2015 on land and sea (Concern Worldwide | Ireland)

PRPI: iluminando la educación (Puerto Rico Photonics Insitute (PRPI) - School of Environmental Affairs of the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) - Ana G. Méndez University System | Puerto Rico)

Unturned Stones + Q&A Session with Director Taran Singh (Lasing Films LLC | United States of America)

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Ibn Al-Haytham & Einstein (Room 5)

The year 2015 commemorated a number of important milestones in the history of the science of light, most notably approximately 1000 years since the great works on optics by the pioneering scientist Ibn Al-Haytham as well as 100 years since Albert Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. This double feature shows how scientific imagination and innovation advance knowledge frontiers through two of the most prominent scientists of all time.

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham (1001 Inventions | United Kingdom)

Einstein's Light (Einstein's Light Documentary Development B.V. | The Netherlands)