The Year of Light finally arrives

Article posted 16 Apr 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, IYL 2015, as proclaimed by the UN General Assembly 68th Session. All over the globe, 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.

Light is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international digital communication, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

Optronic is proud to be part of an industry that has accomplished plenty while still having a vital role to play in the future. As John Dudley, Chairman of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee, states:

”An International Year of Light is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that international policymakers and stakeholders are made aware of the problem-solving potential of light technology. We now have a unique opportunity to raise global awareness of this.”

In proclaiming an international year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN recognizes the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

At Optronic, we have been looking forward to this and will do our part to make IYL 2015 a year of success.

Read all about IYL 2015 here and please use #IYL2015 in social medias when posting or keeping yourself updated on this special occasion throughout the year.