Image: UNESCO declares 2015 International Year of Light.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

A giant lightbulb that illuminated the Sydney Harbour Bridge shortly after midnight on 1 January 2015, kicked off the International Year of Light (IYL) and Light-based technologies. A 15 storey light bulb was also projected onto one of the bridge pylons at the end of a spectacular New Years Eve Fireworks display. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) will play an important role in the International Year of Light and will be organising a year-long series of events and also focusing on developing its International Outreach resources, teaching photonics science to schools students. Professor Ben Eggleton, Director of CUDOS, said the Centre was delighted to participate in the IYL celebrations. “CUDOS will play an important leadership role, in the Australian context, in promoting the important and vital role of photonics and optics in the modern world and the future opportunities offered by CUDOS research," Professor Eggleton said.

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Image Credit: www.light2015.org