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  • 2015 is the International Year of Light:

    ICO invites its territorial committees to promote the creation of national committees for the programming of local and regional celebration activities.

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    Other related articles in the ICO Newsletter:

    January 2013

    "An International Year of Light for 2015: UNESCO’s Executive Board supports the initiative", John Dudley, Université de Franche-Comté, France Read more

    April 2013

    "10th anniversary of TSOSA and Year of Light planning at ICTP: The TSOSA Advisory Group has served the Trieste System for a decade and is now contributing to the First International Planning Meeting of the International Year of Light 2015". Read more

  • ICO mourns the passing away of Néstor Gaggioli

    photo Néstor Gaggioli, an Argentinean scientist devoted to Optics and Photonics passed away on January 22, 2014. Néstor was actively involved in the Optical Community, serving over the years as Vice-president of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) between 2002 and 2005, Vice-president of the Argentine chapter of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE),President of the Latin-American Federation of Physical Societies (FELASOFI), President of the Argentine Physics Association (AFA), member of the Argentine Territorial Committee on Optics, member of the Group for Science and Technology State Policy Steering Committee of Argentine, and member of the ICO Galileo Galilei Award Committee 2006.  Read more

  • ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award 2014 awarded to two Latin American Scientist

    photo María Florencia Pascual-Winter is a perrmanent researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina, working in the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Atomic Center of Bariloche (ACB). She was awarded “For her creative theoretical and experimental investigation of original schemes for coherent coupling of optical and microwave interactions in quantum memories for light, and for her commitment to the expansion of the scope of scientific collaboration between diverse research groups.” Read more

    John Fredy Barrera Ramírez received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia) in 2001, 2003, and 2007, respectively. His Doctoral Thesis received the academic distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Since 2006 he has been with Antioquia University, where he is currently associate professor in the Physics Institute and coordinator of the Optics and Photonic’s Group. John Fredy was awarded “For his breakthrough contributions to the field of Optical Encryption and its potential applications, as well as his promotion of research and training in optics in Colombia, and dedication to public outreach.” Read more

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