International Year of Light - Opening Celebrations held in Paris, France

February 5, 2015

Xi-Cheng Zhang and Duncan Moore attended the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015, held in UNESCO, Paris on Jan. 19-20, as members of the OSA delegation from USA. Five Noble Laureates (Ahmed Zewail, Steven Chu, William Phillips, Serge Haroche, and Zhores Alfrerov) gave the plenary talks, and many others presented in thematic sessions over the two days.

Prof. Zhang captured a nice shot of the UNESCO earth sphere and the Eiffel Tower during the UNESCO reception on Jan. 19, 2015:

photo of UNESCO's Earth Sphere and the Eiffel Tower, by X.-C. Zhang, 1/19/15