International Year of Light


Link to the international website  –  Link to the Spanish website

Celebrate The International Year of Light in 2015 with SPIE: Spanish version  –  English version

During 2015 – The International Year of Light, we actively participating in a large number of activities:

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

A 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.


QuoEl progreso se escribe con luz – Progress is written with light (in Spanish)

Outreach article about the importance of light technologies nowadays. This article has been written at the journal QUO.ES, after interviewing different experts in the field of Optics, including Ignacio Moreno and María J. Yzuel.

The complete article can be downloaded at: El progreso se escribe con luz







OrihuelaOptics & Photonics at the AUNEX-UMH

María 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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Optics & Photonics at the University of Salerno

On 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).

Announcement: LocandinaPremio-AI_premiazione



Portada UMH SapiensWInter CourseUMH-Sapiens. the journal for scientific outreach from the University Miguel Hernández. dedicated the last issue, published in March 2015, to the international year of light. This issue includes a first article devoted to the International Year of Light event entitled “Iluminado la vida” (Lighting Life), written by Ignacio Moreno: Link


UMH – Winter Course dedicated to the International Year of Light

Organized by Ignacio Moreno, the UMH – Winter Course for the International Year of Light includes four sessions of conferences with different topics related to the light, imparted by UMH professors specialists of these subjects.

Link to the UMH Winter Course page

Winter Course pdf announcement



Jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017