International Year of Light
Taiwan
2015

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國家同步輻射研究中心興建的「台灣光子源」即將成為世界最亮的光源

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2014年的最後一天,位於新竹科學園區國家同步輻射研究中心(NSRRC)的台灣光子源控制室在下午1點58分傳來令人振奮的好消息—台灣光子源出光了!同步加速器儲存環的電子束能量已達到設計值30億電子伏特,儲存電流也超過1毫安培的重要試車里程碑,並綻放出第一道光芒,中心人員皆為此歷史性的一刻歡欣鼓舞。在這歲末迎春之際,台灣光子源建造團隊在過去數年來不屈不撓的努力下,成功達成使命,交出漂亮的成績單,也為2015年聯合國教科文組織(UNESCO)即將啟動的「世界光年活動」掀開序幕。

OPTIC 2014

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國際光年台灣區揭幕式暨光之年系列演講開幕

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OPTIC 2014 - Optics & Photonics Taiwan, International Conference

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference (OPTIC) 2014 will be held at National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, from 4-5 December 2014. The conference itself, formerly known as Optics & Photonics Taiwan (OPT), is also the largest annual meeting on optics/photonics in Taiwan, with an expected attendance of more than 1500 people from academia, government, and industry nationwide. As the revenue of Taiwan Photonics industry reached more than US$76 billion in 2012, according to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association, it is expected that the revenue will continue to grow in 2014.

Link: http://optic2014.conf.tw/

Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Starting from 1990, the Tourism Bureau integrated civilian and local governmental resources to conduct the event to celebrate the Lantern Festival ( the 15th day of the 1st month in the lunar calendar) and the end of the Chinese New Year. The purpose of the festival is to spread the traditional folklore festival. It is also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival.

Link: Event in Taiwan

United Nations proclaims an International Year of Light in 2015

Championed by scientific organizations around the world including SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, IYL2015 will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world and celebrate significant scientific anniversaries occurring in 2015.

In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health, organizers said.

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SPIE Optics & Photonics (August 17th~21st, 2014)

Taiwan IYL Committee invited to present the whole-year activity plan in 2014 SPIE annual meeting (August, 18th)

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The largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. Hear the latest research in optical engineering and applications, solar energy, nanotechnology, and organic photonics.

Date
August 17, 2014 - August 21, 2014
Location
San Diego, United States
URL
http://spie.org/x30491.xml