Video contest for International Year of Light (#IYL2015)

Global initiative will shed light on the importance of light and light-based technologies in daily life

International Year of Light logoFuelled by UNESCO and a large consortium of scientific bodies, the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (#IYL2015) brings together many different members of the scientific community, including societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, nonprofit organizations and private sector partners.

This global initiative is about raising awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

The goal is to highlight the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives and for the development of society.

A large number of activities are being coordinated on the regional, national and international levels, and Elsevier is one of the sponsors.

Video contest

Light is one of the essential disciplines in this century. The 2014 Nobel Prizes for Physics and Chemistry were awarded to scientists who work in the fields of light sciences and light-related technologies, and Elsevier has a wide array of journals in Optics & Astronomy, which cover light in the broadest sense.

To connect researchers with the International Year of Light, we will hold activities throughout the year as part of the Elsevier Lightens Your Research initiative.

Light and light band technologies play a vital role in our daily lives. Which role does light play in your life? Participate in our video contest and shed your light on on this topic. Create your own video and show us — creatively, with a visual demonstration — how important light is in your daily life.

In this video, Dr. Ben Eggleton talks about the importance of optics and light-based technologies and lays out the rules of the contest. Dr. Eggleton is Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Optics Communications and Director of CUDOS – Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems.


How to enter

Light and light band technologies play a vital role in our daily lives. Create your own video to demonstrate how important light is in your daily life.

The contest: 2015 Elsevier Lightens Your Research Video Contest

Deadline for entry: Wednesday April 1, 2015, 23:59:59 p.m. GMT

Submission form: Read about the Elsevier Lightens Your Research initiative and submit your video entry.

Prizes: The two best videos each win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Tablet

Let your light shine on the importance of light in your daily life and submit your video.


Elsevier Connect Contributors

Ysabel Ermers

Charon Duermeijer, PhDYsabel Ermers is Publisher for journals in Applied Physics and Optics at Elsevier. She is based in Amsterdam.

Dr. Charon Duermeijer (@duermeijer) is Publishing Director and Head of Elsevier Physics Journals. She has a PhD in geophysics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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