The International Day of Light is a global initiative 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. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.
On 16th May 2019, IPIC marked this global initiative with a full day of activities onsite at Tyndall National Institute. The day began with a visit to the Institute by two local secondary schools, Coláiste Daibhéid and Coláiste and Phiarsaigh. During their visit, the students met with researchers from across IPIC’s four research themes and learned about some of the projects that the groups are working on.