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The year in photos: International Year of Light Photo Gallery


Opening ceremonies at UNESCO headquarters, Paris; 19-20 January 2015

UNESCO headquarters, Eiffel Tower, IYL 2015

UNESCO headquarters featuring "Light is Here" artwork by Kari Kola, near the Eiffel Tower.

SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs and Bernard Kress

SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs in GoogleGlass, with Bernard Kress, SPIE Fellow and Optical Architect at Google[X].

William Phillips

William Phillips, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, demonstrates exciting science.

Khalil Rouhana and Anna Maria Cetto

In a panel discussion, SPIE member Ana María Cetto gives her perspective on science policy solutions.

Andrew Forbes

SPIE Fellow Andrew Forbes leads discussion the role of optics in developing countries.

Zohra Ben Lakhdar

SPIE Fellow Zohra Ben Lakhdar shares her perspective on the challenges and opportunites of 2015.

Steven Chu

Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, provides a snapshot of the current energy landscape.

Brian Wilson

SPIE Member and 2014 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner Brian Wilson explained how biophontics can help in the fight against disease.

John Dudley

Chairman of the IYL Steering Committee John Dudley has been working toward the IYL since 2009.

Sune Svanberg

SPIE Fellow Sune Svanberg shares the sucess story of light being recognized by the Nobel Prize.

Charles Falco

SPIE Fellow Charles Falco speaks on Ibn Al-Haytham's contributions to optical science.