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The Faculty of Sciences to dedicate a day full of activities on International Day of Light
Throughout the day there will be poetry recitals by David Jou and a conference by ICFO researcher Jens Biegert. From 7 to 18 May the faculty is also hosting an exhibition on posters.
After celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies in 2015, the UNESCO declared 16 May the International Day of Light, coinciding with the day on which the first laser light was emitted.
To celebrate this event, the Faculty of Sciences has organised a series of activities for Wednesday 16 May. At 12 noon, the Auditorium (Sala d'Actes) of Building C, will host a poetry recital offered by Department of Physics lecturer David Jou. Following the recital, lecturer Jens Biegert and researcher of the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), will speak on how to control electrons through light with the aim of obtaining "snapshots" of the dynamics of chemical reactions, in a conference entitled "Teaching Electrons to Take a Selfie".
In addition, from 7 to 18 May the entrance hall of the Faculties of Sciences and Biosciences will have on display an exhibition of posters related to the topic of light.
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