March 8 - 12, 2015
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA

International Year of Light

Pittcon is proud to be an Associate Sponsor for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

IYL 2015 is a cross-disciplinary educational and outreach project with more than 100 partners from over 85 countries.

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Technical Program and IYL

To celebrate the International Year of Light and Light Technologies, the Pittcon Technical Program will include
more than 100 sessions and courses covering topics in spectroscopy and related topics.

Pittcon Celebrates IYL

“Timeline of Light Technologies”

Ocean Optics will be sponsoring an exciting interactive display, “Timeline of Light Technologies” in Lobby B1.The display, a museum type theme, will show the history of light technologies over the years and bring awareness for the problem solving potential of light technology.
(Event details coming soon.)

Light, Color, and Spectroscopy

This Pittcon spectroscopy workshop will be presented to the Renew School in New Orleans.
Date: January 9, 2015

The International Year of Light – SAS

This special session, “Fundamental Science-driven Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Clinical Diagnostic Systems”, will be presented by the SAS (Society of Applied Spectroscopy).

    Date: March 9, 2015
    Time: 9:45 AM

The Early Days of Modern Infrared Spectroscopy: The First Three Years of FT-IR

The Coblentz Society/SAS will present a “60 Year Celebration of the Coblentz Society” symposium organized by Peter Griffiths.

    Date: March 9, 2015
    Time: 8:35 AM
More About IYL 2015

On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.

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 about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

So Why all the Celebration?

Celebration will Highlight the Global Importance of Light.

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