UN Declares 2015 the International Year of Light
Technion and TU Berlin to hold a special symposium on the topic of green photonics
The symposium will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany
On March 30th and 31st, 2015, the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) and the Technion will hold a joint two-day symposium on the topic of ‘Green Photonics’. The conference, which will be held at TU Berlin, will focus on problems arising from the dramatic increase in Internet use and the inability to provide the electrical energy required to support it. A significant part of the conference will be devoted to innovative technologies based on advanced use of photons, and as such pay tribute to the ‘International Year of Light’ declared by the UN, upon which the year 2015 will be dedicated to technologies based on light.
Leading researchers and developers from industrial and government laboratories worldwide will present the latest technologies related to electronic and optoelectronic computing and data communications (towards a ‘green’ web) as well as energy harvesting methods. In the morning session of March 30th, a special ceremony will be held to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany, with participation by key government members of both countries; many decades of collaboration between Technion and TU Berlin (the former TH Charlottenburg) will also be remembered and praised.
At the end of the symposium, both leading technical universities will present an outlook on the joint efforts they are making in the development of novel technologies and applications to serve society in the 21st century. As part of this cooperation, young researchers will be fostered and financially supported.
The 2015 Green Photonics Symposium is organized by the President of TU Berlin, represented by the Center of NanoPhotonics, together with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, represented by the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) and the German Technion Society.
To register go to: http://green-photonics-symposium.com/