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Pascuala Garcia and Maria del Mar Sanchez with Jocelyn Bell at the University of Valencia

JBellPascuala Garcia and Maria del Mar Sanchez met Jocelyn Bell at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia.

Dr. Bell, renown astrophysicist famous for the discovery of pulsars, was invited to Valencia to give a conference within the cycle of seminars of the Faculty of Physics. Dr. Bell was one of the women selected for the Exhibition Women in Light Science and Light Technology. This exhibition coordinated by Pascuala García, and with the participation of María del Mar Sánchez, has been developed by members of the Group of Women in Physics of RSEF –  Real Sociedad Española de Física, and from SEDOPTICA – Sociedad Española de Óptica.

The exhibition was inaugurated in September 2015 at the SEDOPTICA meeting XI Reunión Nacional de Óptica, held in Salamanca, and it has been exhibited at many different locations, including the University of Valencia, and the University Miguel Hernandez, where it can now be visited at the hall of the building Arenales, until April 11th, 2016.

Sábado, 12 de marzo de 2016 Sin comentarios

The “Room of Light” opens at the MUDIC museum of Orihuela

MudicA new area has been opened at the MUDIC – the museum of interactive science -, devoted to experiments on the science of light. This museum, located at the UMH campus of Orihuela, is intended to make science of interest for the general public, but mainly to young students, by means of interactive and funny experiences. This new area of the museum is named the “Room of Light” (la Sala de la Luz), and it covers a set of experiences with light and color.

The opening ceremony was organized at EPSO – Escuela Politécnica Superior de Orihuela on December 3th 2015. The event was cochaired by  Prof. Jesús Pastosr Ciurana, Rector of UMH, and D. Emilio Bascuñana, major of Orihuela. Ignacio Moreno presented the opening lecture “Optics & Photonics: MUDIC brings the science and technology of light”.  A video of this opening can be viewed at: Video link (in Spanish).

Ignacio Moreno has cooperated with the project as a scientific advisor, and has worked with Jesús Carnicer, the MUDIC pedagogical director, and Rocío Espinosa, one of the MUDIC monitors, in the design and developments of some of the modules.


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Sábado, 6 de febrero de 2016 Sin comentarios

2016 Calendar on Women in Light Science and Light Technology

InvestigadorasThe 2016 calendar on Women in Light Science and Light Technology has been launched.

Coordinated by Pascuala Garcia and with the participation of Maria del Mar Sánchez, this calendar summarizes the Exhibition on Women in Light Science and Light Technology, developed with the support of SEDOPTICA, RSEF, and SPIE among others, in commemoration of the International Year of Light.

This exhibition promotes the visibility of 12 women who contributed significantly to the development of light science and technology. Each month is devoted to one of these famous researchers.

The calendar can be downloaded at: link

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Miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2016 Sin comentarios

TecnOpto brings to UMH the exhibition “Light beyond the Bulb”

03-11-15-exposición light beyond the bulbTecnOpto has contributed to the International Year of Light event by bringing to UMH the exhibition  Light Beyond the Bulb. This exhibition was hosted at the entrance of the building “Arenals”, at the campus of Elche from 1st to 18th November 2015. 

María M. Sánchez-López translated, in collaboration with SEDOPTICA – the Spanish Optical Society has translated to Spanish the panels developed by SPIE. These panels show impressive images of different optical phenomena in very different fields such as astronomy, biology, or commmunications.

The translated panels can be downloaded freely at: link

These panels were printed at UMH with the support of a project from FECYT – Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT-FCT-14-9230), and the exhibition will be located permanently at the MUDIC museum – Museo Didáctico e Interactivo de Ciencias, located at the UMH campus at Orihuela.

UMH Press Release (in Spanish)


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Miércoles, 13 de enero de 2016 Sin comentarios

Pascuala Garcia and María M. Sánchez-Lopez launch the IYL ‘Women in Light Science’ exhibition

Maria Goeppert-Mayer IYL2015 postcardPascuala García (exhibition coordinator) and María del Mar Sánchez (member of the working group) participate in the composition of the exhibition “Mujeres Investigadoras en la Luz” (Women in Light Science), that was launched last September in the XI RNO in Salamanca. The exhibition can be downloaded at: link

Two of the objectives of the United Nations in the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Light are “to promote women’s empowerment in science” and “to promote education amongst young people”. Following both lines, the WOMEN IN PHYSICS GROUP of RSEF – Real Sociedad Española de Física, in collaboration with SEDOPTICA – the Spanish Optical Society, have composed an exhibition with the life aspects and scientific contribution of 12 women researchers who have contributed to fundamental discoveries in Optics and Photonics.

SPIE is also supporting it:  link

A related video can be found at the International Year of Light webpage: link


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Martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015 Sin comentarios

New paper in Optica Pura y Aplicada showing simple optical cloaking and fluorescence experiments

OPAWe published a new paper in Optica Pura y Aplicada entitled “Optical invisibility by refraction index matching… but revealed by fluorescence“, where we show a set of simple experiments to demonstrate optical invisibility by refractive index matching between sunflower oil and pyrex glass. However, the presence of the cloaked object can be revealed by using the fluorescence properties of the sunflower oil.

This paper was published in a special section of OPA dedicated to outreach experiments in Optics, related to the 2015 – International Year of Light.

The paper can be downloaded at: link

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Viernes, 16 de octubre de 2015 Sin comentarios

María del Mar Sánchez and Ignacio Moreno talk about Optics & Photonics at the AUNEX-UMH

OrihuelaMaría del Mar Sánchez and Ignacio Moreno completed a series of seminars about Optics & Photonics at the ‘AUNEX – Aulas de la Experiencia’, organized by the University Miguel Hernandez, and sponsored by the Obra Social La Caixa.

These seminars have been included in the activities related to the IYL2015, the International Year of Light event at the UMH. And they have been imparted at the seven locations of the university in the province of Alicante: Torrevieja, El Campello, Ibi, Elche, Altea, Benidom, and Orihuela. The picture shows us with the group in Orihuela.

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Jueves, 4 de junio de 2015 Sin comentarios

Maria del Mar Sanchez-Lopez imparts a seminar on Optics & Photonics at the University of Salerno

Anuncio SalernoOn 2015 May 21st, Maria del Mar Sánchez-López gave the seminar Optics & Photonics, the science of light and light based technology at the Department of Physics of the University of Salerno (Italy).

This seminar was part of the academic event for the Premio “Eduardo R. Caianiello”, awarded for secondary school students by the International Institute for Advanced Studies (Istituto Internazionale per Gli Alti Studi Scientifici).

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Lunes, 1 de junio de 2015 Sin comentarios