There have been countless breakthroughs in light sciences since the beginning of time. Through research and the use of various technologies, we have gained an understanding of the importance of light in all aspects of life and nearly every field of science. This page will take you on a journey through time and explain major contributions to our present-day knowledge.
This website was developed by Lightsources.org, a collaboration between communicators from light source facilities around the world.
IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.