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International Workshop 'Passion for Light' - 16 September 2011, Varenna, Italy  (Created: 2011-07-13)

The European Physical Society (EPS), together with the Italian Physical Society (SIF), will jointly organize in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, in the beautiful venue of Villa Monastero on Friday, September 16th, 2011, the International Workshop PASSION FOR LIGHT.

This Workshop will provide the right framework to announce the initiative of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the EPS for the declaration of an International Year of Light (IYOL) under the auspices of the United Nations. Most likely this will be held in 2014 or 2015. The Division of Laser Science (DLS) and the Committee on International Scientific Affairs (CISA) of the American Physical Society (APS) have already endorsed this proposal that will be first submitted to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), then to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

We would be honoured if you could participate.

We invite you to to have a look at the programme of the Workshop .

The Registration Form of the Workshop is attached and we kindly ask you to send it back duly filled in, within August 1st, 2011.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon, my best wishes,

Luisa Cifarelli
European Physical Society
Società Italiana di Fisica

Registration form (Deadline 1 August 2011)

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