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.
B-PHOT highlights the impact of its photonics research and innovation on food and food safety at Milano’s world fair 2015. The fair opened on May 1st and explores the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". B-PHOT grasps the unique opportunity of “EXPO 2015” and “International Year of Light 2015” to showcase the enabling power of light and the impact of light technologies on food-sorting, food-safety and health.
On 27th April 2015, Tigran Baghdasaryan successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "A study of multi-photon inscription of fiber Bragg gratings in glass microstructured optical fibers" in a public session. During his defense he explained how the turn of the 21st century has marked the introduction of a new type of optical fibers, known as ‘Microstructured Optical Fibers’ (MOFs).
The SPIE Brussels student chapter board organized a 3-day teambuilding event to further stimulate the bonds between the researchers at B-PHOT. The teambuilding was organised in the Ardennes, from the 15th until the 17th of April, with 2 overnights in a guest house at Forrières.
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