The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015). EDP Sciences is proud to be official partner of “2015, Year of Light in France”, with the journals Photoniques, EPJ AM, EPJ D, EPJ AP and EPJ PV.

The United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

The CNOP (Comité National d’Optique et de Photonique) is in charge of the French organization of this event and has developed an Organizational Committee including Agnès Henri, editorial Director at EDP Sciences.

Show, exhibitions, conferences… many events will be organized throughout France and for everyone: adults and children, general public, researchers, engineers, artists, industrialists...

The “2015, Year of Light in France” Opening Ceremony will be held in January, 8th at the Grand amphithéâtre of the Sorbonne (Paris), with the sponsors Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize of Physics (1997 and 2012).

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