ISLAMABAD: The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in collaboration with the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is organizing a three-day International Symposium on Light and Life, on October 14-16 2015, here at CIIT, Islamabad.
The objective is to join the world community in celebrating the UN International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, as well as to highlight the latest research and developments in the field taking place across the globe. It is worth mentioning that apart from the sun and the stars, the sources of light include fluorescent lamps, LEDs, Lasers and Synchrotron Accelerators.
According to press release, distinguished experts in the field from world renowned laboratories from around the world, including USA, UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Turkey and Pakistan, will deliver lectures and share their latest research.
The Symposium, in addition to Inaugural and Concluding ceremonies, will have 16 Technical Sessions on a number of themes of the Symposium, including: Light Detection & Harvesting; Light Emitting Devices; Light-Matter Interactions; Light-Based Technologies; Photochemistry & Photobiology; Optoelectronics & Photonics; Imaging Science; and Quantum Informatics. A poster session is also part of the technical programme.
A large number of scientists, technologists, university professors and students from foreign as well as local S&T organizations and universities will be participating in the symposium. Another highlight of the event is a half-day pre-symposium Workshop on Technology of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), being organized on 13th October mainly for students and young professionals.