In celebration of the international year of light IYL2015 EU Director Khalil Rouhana, Rector Paul De Knop, B-PHOT Director Hugo Thienpont, Director Henri Simons and Chairman Freddy Thielemans of the Atomium officially opened the exhibition “ID#2015: Discover the power of light!” on 11 June 2015. The inauguration was part of the PhotonicSplash event, organised in the framework of the European GoPhoton project, and happened in the presence of several GoPhoton partners from Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and Bratislava, as well as 160 VIPs.
In the frame of the International Year of Light 2015, Nathalie Vermeulen from the Brussels Photonics Team receives the “LIGHT2015 Young Women in Photonics Award”. She is granted this prestigeous price for “introducing a disruptive model for the nonlinear process of Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering and employing it to conceptualize a novel cooling technique for Raman lasers. She also came up with a groundbreaking phase matching approach for on-chip nonlinear wavelength converters, enabling device manufacturing in photonic foundries with standard fabrication rules. Today she impacts mid-infrared solid-state laser development, and targets next‐generation nonlinear photonic devices based on graphene.” The Award ceremony will take place on June 24 at the World of Photonics Congress in Munich. Interview with Nathalie on Ring TV (Dutch spoken) : http://www.ringtv.be/nieuws/gooikse-prof-wint-internationale-award
In the framework of 'UNESCO International Year of Light 2015' and the European project "GoPhoton", the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel organizes the exhibition 'Discover the power of light!" in close collaboration with the Atomium . This exhibition runs for more than 4 months from the 4th of June 2015 till 18th of October 2015 in the Atomium building and will immerse more than 300.000 visitors in the fascinating world of light phenoma and light technology.
B-PHOT showcased the power of light and photonics on Saturday 9 May 2015 at the occasion of the EU Open Door Day in the Berlaymont building. Thousands of inquisitive EU citizens visited the B-PHOT booth, where B-PHOT researchers explained the basic principles of light and illustrated the impact of light technology on our daily lives. The multitude of hands-on experiments and the variety of demonstrations excited both young and old. Whereas the “solar-boat” competition was extremely popular with kids, the infrared imaging camera and its applications impressed everybody.
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