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Posted On: 17 February 2015 10:45 am
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:30 am

Launch of the International Year of Light 2015

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Event Details:


The first in a series of events throughout 2015 to celebrate and understand the importance of light and light-based technologies.

British Council Qatar and Qatar University present:

Dr Daniel Glaser (Science Gallery London) and

Professor Ilham Al-Qaradawi (Qatar University)

An interactive public discussion covering topics such as:

Why light matters; The role of light in our everyday lives; Cosmic light; Light in medicine and Light for development

JOIN US at Qatar University Research Building Complex!

Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He is Director of Science Gallery London at King's College London.

Prof. Ilham Al-Qaradawi is professor of Physics at Qatar University and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University in Qatar.

Date: 18 February 2015

Time: 12.30-1400

Venue: Qatar University, Research Complex Building

Refreshments provided

RSVP: [email protected]

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is a unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.