Day of Light
16. Mai

2021

Trust science

An initiative of Photonics Austria for the International Day of Light in cooperation with Austrian schools, universities and research institutions.

1 DAY - 2 EVENTS

The lighting-sensing dualism of light

Photonics in school

2020

See the light

An initiative of Photonics Austria for the International Day of Light

Friday, 8. May 2020

Dornbirn, Graz, Innsbruck, Wien

Unfortunately cancelled due to Covid19!

Innsbruck

Location: Universität Innsbruck

Date: 8. May, morning

Content: What is light? Wave or particle ? How fast is light? What does an interferometer measure? How can we create photon twins for the communication technology in the future?

Participants: Students from 10. Schulstufe upwards

Graz

Location: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Date: 8. May, morning

Content: How does the blue sky and screens and modern light sensors fit together? On the occasion of the International Day of Light we take a look at modern lighting technology. We explore the basics of LED lamps, displays, lasers and communication via optical fibers. We also learn about light and colors in nature and why leaves are green and the sky is blue or red.

Participants: Students with age between 10-14 years

Dornbirn

Location: Dornbirn

Date: 8. May, two sessions in the afternoon

Content: Lecture about “Optical data transmission”

Participants: Old and young

Wien

Location: Universität Wien

Date: 8. May, morning

Content: What is light? What are particles? Colours out of nothing: What happens, if laser-light hits matter? From 0 to 6000 degrees in 0,00000001 seconds: How to create plasma with lasers. Lasers for environmental analyses. Invisible light for detecting molecules.

Participants: High School Students

2019

High Lights

An initiative of Photonics Austria for the International Day of Light

Thursday, 16. May 2019

17 o’clock, MCI Innsbruck

On the occasion of the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT on May 16, 2019, the PHOTONICS AUSTRIA platform organized an interesting series of lectures for more than 120 guests in the impressive ambience of the MCI University of Applied Sciences on Maximilianstraße in Innsbruck, featuring well-known Austrian photonics companies and experts in the field, in order to offer a broad audience insights into this exciting future technology.

In the run-up to the main event, school students from Innsbruck and the surrounding area were able to gain valuable experience of scientific work with the Fraunhofer Institute’s BaKaRos system.

Heinz Seyringer (V-Research), Stefan Bernet (Med.-Uni Innsbruck), Albert Fiedler (Swarovski Optics), Carina Buchholz (Zumtobel) and Gregor Weihs (Uni Innsbruck) gave insights into the following topics:

These topics were underlined with applications by Wilfried Pohl (Bartenbach), Elisabeth Kostal (FH Vorarlberg), Alexander Wörle (KDG) and Truong Le (Fraunhofer Institute).

The cozy setting in the beautiful ambience of the “Alte Post” provided for an interesting exchange among the guests afterwards.

Due to a technical problem with the camera and the audio, the presentations are unfortunately not available as video!

2018

Licht in Aktion

An initiative of Photonics Austria for the International Day of Light

Wednesday, 16. May 2018

Festsaal des Bundesamtsgebäudes, Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Wien

Lectures of the International Day of Light 2018 - Youtube Playlist