Scientific Perspectives: 2015 the International Year of Light


The United Nations and Unesco have declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized 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.

As a result of this celebration, Barcelona Libraries dedicate its talk series Science Perspectives to “light”. The series provides a transdisciplinary vision of a central field of science: technology and everyday life.

In the framework of the International Year of Light Barcelona Libraries have also developed a Reading guide about the topic.


7.30 pm, Monday 2 March
The laser in everyday life
Marta García, a physicist. Technology Knowledge and Transfer Unit (ICFO)
Les Corts-Miquel Llongueras Library

7 pm, Monday 9 March
What can light do for health?
Míriam Martí, a biologist. Technology Knowledge and Transfer Unit (ICFO)
Vila de Gràcia Library

7 pm, Monday 23 March
What lighting do we need for public spaces and at home?
Maria Güell Ordis, a lighting designer
Sagrada Família-Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte Library

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