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Sune Svanberg IYL Presentation: Light and Nobel -- The Fascination of Science

A thematic session from the International Year of Light opening ceremony in Paris.

6 February 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/3.201502.11

Sune Svanberg (Lund University)Future of Light panelist Sune Svanberg describes future applications of light and explains the few "simple" steps to winning a Nobel prize.

Svanberg is former Director of the Lund Laser Centre (Sweden). Prof. Svanberg has received around 20 international and national awards, including five gold medals and four honorary doctorate degrees.

He is Fellow of four learned professional societies and member of six scientific academies. He served 10 years on the Nobel Committee for Physics, two years as its chairman. For 20 years he has worked with scientists in developing countries also helping organize several hands-on workshops on applied spectroscopy.