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Opening ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 in Spain

February 16th 2015 19:00 h, Poliorama Theatre, Barcelona

The Committee for the celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 in Spain organises an academic opening ceremony to be held at Poliorama Theatre in Barcelona. During the event, the president of the Committee, Professor María Josefa Yzuel, will announce the programme of activities to be developed across the year. Three keynote speakers will offer different perspectives about the role and impact of light in our lives:

  • Dr. Ignacio Cirac, director of the Theory division of the Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany).
  • Dr. Caterina Biscari, director of the ALBA Synchrotron (Spain).
  • Dr. Jeroni Nadal, coordinator of the Retina department and the macula unit at the Clínica Barraquer (Spain).

The event will be enlivened by the performance of the internationally renowned cellist Lluís Claret.

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Limited seating.