Virtual Special Issues
We are nearly ending the year and therefore it is time for our 4th and last edition of the Virtual Special Issue on The International Year of Light (IYL 2015).
The year 2015 has been declared by the United Nations to be the International Year of Light (IYL2015), a global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of light and optical technologies in everyone’s lives, futures and for the development of society.
The editors and the publishing team at Elsevier Physics congratulate Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald, for jointly receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".
Besides to the key contributors, Kajita and McDonald, Elsevier Physics would like to extend their congratulations to the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration and to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration whose discoveries have yielded crucial insights into the all but hidden world of neutrinos.
Both scientists, Kajita and McDonald, have been publishing a variety of their articles in Elsevier’s Physics journals. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with these remarkable scientists.
In recognition of the importance of these three scientists, we are pleased to make a collection of their work, published with Elsevier Physics, freely available.
We are almost half way 2015, being the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015), a global initiative adopted by the United Nations.
Editorial on the International Year of Light 2015
Martin J Booth
Editor of Optics Communications
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford, UK
School of Advanced Optical Technologies, Erlangen, Germany.
Compiled by Marco Bettinelli, Sergey Feofilov and Richard Meltzer,Journal of Luminescence