20 Jan 2015

Canadian Light Source prepares for the International Year of Light

The Canadian Light Source is proud to announce the official launch of the International Year of Light – a celebration of light and light-based research through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Paris, France.   

The year was designated by the UN to bring awareness to the importance of light and light-based technology, such as synchrotron facilities around the world. Light is used to solve tremendous scientific questions that affect the world, from pollution and energy waste solutions to health research and food security.

As part of the lightsources.org group, a collaboration of synchrotrons and free-electron laser research facilities around the world, the CLS is proud to be celebrating the IYL.

The CLS has planned a series of events and activities to coincide with the IYL, including a special light-up-the-CLS display, a public open house, and a series of public engagements with CLS researchers throughout the year. Stay tuned for details on these activities throughout 2015.

The CLS is also celebrating 10 years of scientific research in 2015 – a milestone that includes results used in over 1,000 scientific publications and the arrival of 2,000 different researchers from around the world.

For more information, visit the IYL website or contact Mark Ferguson at the CLS, (306) 657-3739.

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