Jun 16 – 19, 2015
America/Bogota timezone
Welcome to the Colombia in the IYL conference! / Please, read PAPERS containing the first and second announcements / Please, find the updated program containing titles and abstracts in English and Spanish

The International conference Colombia in the International Year of Light 2015 is being hosted by three Universities of Bogota and Medellin, June 16-19, 2015. Activity is being organized by the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Unal) and Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota, and with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Unalmed) and Universidad de Antioquia (Udea) in Medellin. This Conference provides a unique opportunity to invite scientists highly and sucessfully engaged in the study and applications of light and to promote their interactions with the small but enthusiastic community of Colombians working in this area. Please mark your calendar and bookmark this web site (http://indico.cern.ch/e/iyl2015colombiaconf) for easy access to updates and program information.

Some web sites of other IYL activities in Colombia: http://iyl.uniandes.edu.co/, http://antioquiaiyl2015.com.co/


As the rationale for the call by the United Nations to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015), several important milestones related to light were mentioned. It was also suggested focusing celebrations towards science education, the role of optics and photonics in sustainable development and new applications of light to find solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. We therefore propose to invite several personalities who dedicate their activity to some of these issues.