Mexican Academy of Sciences

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Contact: Phys . Jose Ramon Hernandez Balanzar

Email :

Tels. (01-55) 5622-4840 , 5622-4996 , 5622-0770

Place: Faculty of Sciences, UNAM , Mexico City

Keynote lecture “Historias breves de luz y fuerza”

Dra . Karen Volke
April 28 , 13:00

“Short Stories of light and strength ”


Contact: Phys . Jose Ramon Hernandez Balanzar

Email :

Tels. (01-55) 5622-4840 , 5622-4996 , 5622-0770

Place: Faculty of Sciences, UNAM , Mexico City

Symposium “Lights and urban shadows. The landscape of light”

Urban environmental conditions led to the formation of emerging ecosystems. The characterization, dissemination and management of these ecosystems are key to managing diversity. The daylight and artificial light alters the structure and functioning of urban ecosystems. A new approach to research: the effect of light and shadow in the selection and adaptation of biodiversity in the services provided by ecosystems and the behavior and welfare of the population in Mexican cities.

Date: April 22 from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs

Contact: Sergio Guevara Sada, Institute of Ecology, AC Functional Ecology Network (, (, office 228 52. 84218

Location: Mexico City

Date: April 22, 2015, 10:00 Hrs

Participants: Chair UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and Urban Environment, Institute of Ecology, School of Architecture National Autonomous University of Mexico

Symposium on Applied Optics, Sustainability and Energy and First FOCUS Conference in Mexico

The first conference of the SPIE FOCUS in Mexico on par with the 4th Symposium on Applied Optics, Sustainability and Energy FCFM be performed.

Contact: Dr. Romeo Forests Jesus Aguilar ( and Pearl Marlene Viera González (,

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León

Date: April 22, 2015 to April 24, 2015


Participants: SPIE, Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences SPIE and OSA Student Chapters UANL, SPIE and OSA Student Chapters of Mexico, Group of science “Physical Pato2 – FCFM” Academicians Photonics and Telecommunications

Scientific Workshop: Light

Scientific Workshop for undergraduate and graduate students, with the participation of distinguished researchers from Mexico and abroad.

Facilities UANL, Monterrey Nuevo Leon.

Contact: Dr. Arturo Castillo and Dra. Patricia Puente, MSF UANL

Date: From April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León

Participants: CICESE-Monterrey, ITESM, UANL

Light and color in science and cinema

There will be an exhibition about color theory and animation like zoetropes, thaumatropes, etc. with a conference about color theory and its impact in science, photography and cinema with a CICESE researcher and a visual artist.

Contact: Miriam Carrillo,

March 26, 2015 – March 30, 2015
Ensenada, Mexico

Astrofest 2015

The Tech Museum of CFE is pleased to invite you to Astrofest 2015 , Sunday March 22, 2015 .

Astrofest 2015

Welcome to the Academy blog on the IYL 2015!


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



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.