2015 was declared by the 68th UN General Assembly together with UNESCO as the "Year of the light and its technologies" (IYL2015). The purpose is to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges touching our personal and professional lives.
One would like to convince as many individuals as well as groups from schools, clubs, universities and companies to organize actions within the themes "Light in Nature", "Light and Culture", "Light Technology" and "Science of Light". Information on planned presentations, projects, seminars and exhibitions can be uploaded to the IYL site, where they are added after a short evaluation by the IYL-office to the IYL2015 calendar.
The next annual meeting will be organised already for the forth time (after 2009, 2011 and 2013) jointly with the ÖPG (Austrian Physical Society), SSAA (Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy) and ÖGAA (Austrian Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy). It will take place from 1 - 4 September 2015 at the TU Vienna.
NEW: The conference program is now available.