16 May 2018 – Celebrate the International Day of Light with us!

The International Day of Light takes place on 16 May 2018. Our CDT in Metamaterials postgraduate researchers  in Physics and Engineering (Erick Burgos, Henry Fernandez, Joaquín Faneca) have joined forces with Astrophysics (Dr Jennifer Hatchell), Biophysics (Dr Francesca Palombo, Dr Noemi Correa) and Archaeology (Adrian Oyaneder) to celebrate this day with three events:

  • An outreach session on the Exeter city centre (Princesshay, 11.30 – 17.00) with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and display of the finalists’ submisions of the currently open photo and poster competition (volunteers are welcome!).
  • A photo and poster competition with an award ceremony at the forum.
  • Pint of science” talks related to light in research – The event will take place between the 14th and 16th of May, featuring for example  the talk “Virtual light, real effects” from Henry Fernandez on 16 May 2018.

Photo competition

  • Submissions invited from everyone until the 4th of May of 2018.
  • Three submission categories: light in daily life; light in technology; light in nature.
  • Win up to £100!

Please see all entry regulations here: https://euops.wordpress.com/day-of-light/

Poster competition

  • Open to all Exeter students that use light as a tool of their investigation, or who study light by itself.
  • Submission of A0 size posters is open from 30th of April to the 5th of May of 2018.
  • Submissions will be done by twitter, using the hashtag #IDLposterexeter.
  • Win up to £50!

Please see all entry regulations here: https://euops.wordpress.com/day-of-light/

The exhibition of the finalist photos and posters will take place on 11th of May 2018 in the University of Exeter Forum, Streatham Campus, from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm. There will be an  “audience’s favourite” prize for the photo with the most likes on the EUOPS facebook page. The three finalist posters that received the most votes online will be judged on the day by an academic jury to select and anounce the poster prize winner on the day.

Take part, engage, share your passion!

Please contact Erick Burgos if you have any further questions.

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