Mexican Academy of Sciences

Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

Welcome to the Academy blog on the IYL 2015!

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The Mexican Academy of Sciences AMC is an active participant in the international program and a member of the IYL2015 National Committee for the International Year of Light.

Through this blog the AMC invites members, colleagues and students to join us on the year activities and propose new projects and activities.

The International Year of Light is an initiative adopted by the United Nations on December 2013, at its 68th Annual Meeting. In IYL 2015 activities are planned in a wide range of themes aimed at informing and attracting interest on light and light-based technologies and how these technologies impact on the challenges of societies on energy, agriculture, communications health, technological innovations and everyday life.

The IYL 2015 programs involve international and national organizations, science academies and scientific societies from different countries in a broad trans-disciplinary and comprehensive program on light.

The year 2015 marks several anniversaries of discoveries and scientific and technological developments related to light over more than 1,000 years.

Welcome to the Academy blog on the IYL 2015!

Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi
AMC President

Welcome to the Light 2015

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On December 23, 2013, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015). Championed by scientific organizations around the world, IYL2015 will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world and celebrate significant scientific anniversaries occurring in 2015.

http://www.light2015.org

Visual Physiological Optics 2015 World Meeting

It is the most important in the world that brings together researchers, students and clinicians in areas such as optics, optometry and vision science event. It will feature world-class speakers, practical presentations and exhibitions.

Contact:

Dr. Sabino Chavez Cerda, researcher Coordination INAOE Optics, sabino@inaoep.mx

Location:

INAOE street Luis Enrique Erro 1 Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Puebla.

website: http://vpoptics.org/

Participants:

The National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), the Center for Research in Optics AC (CIO) and the Optical Society of America (OSA).

4to. National Festival of knowledge and 70th anniversary of the Coordination of Scientific Research

The festival will feature activities for disseminating science alternated with cultural activities.

From 30 August to 6 September. CNyN and City Theatre.

Contact:

Juan Peralta (jperalta@cnyn.unam.mx) and Leonardo Morales (leonardo@cnyn.unam.mx), researchers CNyN

Location:

Baja California

 

Participants:

CICESE, CNyN, UBC, State Government of Baja California, Institute of Astronomy at UNAM

Science workshops

Activity: Workshops and demonstrations based on light
Speaker: students of the Faculty of Sciences
Venue: Esplanade
Time: 11:00 to 14:00 hours

Photography workshops, optical illusions and scientific demonstrations, teach students IUANI group disclosure Disclosure of the Faculty of Sciences.

Contact:

Mariana Rodríguez Rangel
mariana.row@gmail.com
5560809883

Location:

College of Sciences and Humanities South Campus Audiovisual

 

Participants:

Directorate General for the University Community
Science Faculty
Disclosure IUANI

Lux Natura

Activity: sound and light show “Lux natura”
Director: Esteban Hernández QFB Jaimes, Collective SERES
Headquarters: Audiovisual
Time: 12:00

Contact:

Mariana Rodríguez Rangel
mariana.row@gmail.com
5560809883

Location:

College of Sciences and Humanities South Campus Audiovisual

 

Participants:

Directorate General for the University Community
College of Sciences and Humanities south campus
collective SERES

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Close ceremony

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony to be held over three days from 4-6 February 2016 in the beautiful city of Mérida, Mexico, which is close to the Mayan Archaeological Site of Chichen Itza and one of the earliest astronomical observatories El Caracol. This final event of the IYL 2015 global celebration will be attended by the key figures behind the international year, including academics, international diplomats and decision-makers, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe.
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