Optics and photonics are the science and engineering of light used everywhere, every day. Join us on May 16 to explore and discover light, lasers, and Arizona’s world leaders in the science of light. Information about the 3rd International Day of Light in Arizona will be announced soon.
The International Day of Light is a UNESCO global initiative to celebrate light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, astronomy, and clean energy. May 16 marks the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.