Category: News

Canada-Wide Science Fair STEM Expo

Every year on May 16th, the International Day of Light celebration brings together a global community of partners in a wide range of local events and activities to raise awareness about the many ways in which light plays a central role in today’s world. IDL Canada will be promoting light during May 2021 through videos… Read more »

Trust Science

Every year the International Day of Light provides an opportunity for everyone to appreciate the role that light plays in art, culture, science and technology. This year’s message is: Trust Science, reflecting on the last 12+ months to affirm our collective trust in science and the scientific process. We encourage you to pledge your support… Read more »

Canadian Dr. Donna Strickland wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”, with one half to Arthur Ashkin (US) and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (U.Waterloo, Canada). Dr. Ashkin is recognized for his development of… Read more »

Chitra Rangan represents Canada at IDL launch in Paris

Chitra Rangan will represent Canada at the inaugural celebration of the International Day of Light (IDL), May 16 at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. Dr. Rangan, whose research is in atomic, molecular and optical physics, is the chair of the steering committee for IDL-Canada.  She will… Read more »

Canadian student at IDL launch in Paris

Kate Fenwick of Queen’s University will be the Canadian representative for the International Association of Physics Students delegation that will be volunteering at the May 16, 2018 UNESCO celebration in Paris, France to launch the first Annual International Day of Light (IDL).  Kate will have the opportunity to work alongside many physics students from around… Read more »