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Tucson celebrates International Day of Light

Representatives, students and friends from the Wyant College of Optics Sciences and local industry gathered on May 16 to celebrate the International Day of Light with the Southern AZTC and Optics Valley! The International Day of Light is a global initiative administered by UNESCO that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications and energy. Events and celebrations are held around the world on May 16 every year, which is the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. 



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