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Sharing reflexions about the future of light technology on Radio 1

Published on 03 December 2016

Sharing reflexions about the future of light technology on Radio 1

Within the recent news from Sylvania closing its production unit, Hugo Thienpont was invited to give more insights on the challenges and opportunities for the lighting industry and industry 4.0 in Europe. Radio 1 journalist for 'De Wereld Vandaag' asked about the crucial role light technologies will play in the re-industralisation of Europe.

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Hamamatsu Belgium supports Photonics Explorer as Silver Sponsor

Published on 03 December 2016

15 teachers received their Photonics Explorer during Teacher Training

15 secondary school teachers in Belgium have received their own Photonics Explorer kit during the teacher training recently, with the support of Hamamatsu Belgium. Photonics Explorer is a lab-in-a-box designed to stimulate students of the 2nd and 3rd grade to experiment in class with lasers, LEDs, lenses, optical fibers, and other high-tech components.

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The power of photonics highlighted at Day of Science

Published on 26 November 2016

The power of photonics highlighted at Day of Science

The Day of Science, Dag van de Wetenschap in Dutch, is a yearly event that allows young and old to get in touch with different sciences and their applications. With this initiative from the Flemish Government, over 100 research groups including B-PHOT have the opportunity to explain complex science and technology in a comprehensible way.

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Students KA Aarschot exploring photonics with Quantum SpinOff project

Published on 22 November 2016

KA Aarschot visiting B-PHOT for Quantum SpinOff

The final year students Science Mathematics from Kamsa Atheneum Aarschot visited B-PHOT research group to learn how innovative photonics research supports high-tech entrepreneurship and answers future global challenges. The students started their day at the VUB with workshops where they handle their own mini-projects linked to the topics of class courses in physics provided by the Photonics Explorer educational program.

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B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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