Light, from the Earth to the Stars

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“Light, from the Earth to the Stars” is the title of the workshop that the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea is preparing in commemoration of the United Nations’ International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The event will be organised together with Ciência Viva, the Portuguese Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, and it will be held in the well-known Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Pavilion of Knowledge) in Lisbon on July 2–3, 2015. The event also has the support of the Academia Europaea 2015 Hubert Curien Fund.

The programme includes several topics, from the structure of matter to the early development of life on Earth, and the connections between light and art. Radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum, the arrival of light to the Earth, the relationship between light and symbiosis, and optoelectronics will be some of the topics addressed by a multidisciplinary group of speakers. The meeting will be divided into five sections: Cosmic Light, Light and Technology, Light and Life, the Light of History, and Light and Art.

The Workshop will also include a homage to Prof. José Mariano Gago (1948-2015), a reception at the City Council on July 2, and a piano concert with a light show at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento on July 3.

Visit the event website to access the full programme of the event.

Attendance to the workshop is free, but separate online registration to the different activities scheduled is required.

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