27 September 2016 The International Year of Light 2015 and its impact on educational activities
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The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) was celebrated around the world. Worldwide activities were organized to highlight the impact of optics and photonics on life, science, economics, arts and culture, and also in education. With most of our activities at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences (Offenburg/Germany), we reached our own students and the general population of our region: - University for Children: “The Magic of Light“ winter lecture program and “Across the Universe with Relativity and Quantum Theory” summer lecture program - “Students Meet Scientists” - “A Century of General Relativity Theory” lecture program Nevertheless, with some of our activities we also engaged a worldwide audience: - IYL 2015 art poster collection (Magic of Light and No Football, Just Photonics) - Smart Interactive Projection - Twitter Wall - “Invisible Light” - Live broadcasting of the total lunar eclipse - Film Festival Merida Mexico The authors will highlight recent activities at our university dedicated to promote, celebrate, and create a legacy for the IYL 2015.
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Dan Curticapean, Oliver Vauderwange, Peter Wozniak, Avikarsha Mandal, "The International Year of Light 2015 and its impact on educational activities", Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994608 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237954

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