Age of Light
16 April 2020, 09:30 to 17:00
Strand Campus , London
Light is the driving force of every living thing on earth, from plants to plankton and everything in-between. Our physiology is defined by the cycle of night and day, and our culture is infused with light as a metaphor for wisdom and clarity while its opposite – darkness – is a universal symbol of mystery and evil. We have used light as a messenger from flaming torches to fibre optics and quantum computers. And this is just the beginning.
We are entering a new age of light with greater awareness of the impact of artificial light on ourselves and our environment, and remarkable new materials and techniques to harness the power of this fascinating domain.
This unique one-day symposium brings together world-leading experts across science and the arts with a common passion for light.
Over lunch, guests will be invited to a scientific poster session to learn about the Commission for Dark Skies and interact with the Third Age of Light VR installation by lighting design consultancy Spiers and Major.
We will conclude with drinks and networking.
The event is hosted by the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies and King’s College London to celebrate the UNESCO International Day of Light 2020 which will be held in May.
Tickets cost £75 and is inclusive of refreshments, lunch and a drinks reception on the day.
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