Age of Light

Please join this unique interdisciplinary symposium to celebrate the universal power of light- from quantum computing and circadian rhythms to Leonardo da Vinci and urban design. Speakers include Sir Michael Berry, Professor Russell Foster, Professor Martin Kemp and Paule Constable.

Over lunch, guests will be invited to a scientific poster session, to learn about the Commission for Dark Skies and interact with the  Third Age of Light VR installation by lighting design consultancy Spiers and Major.

We will conclude with drinks and networking.

The event is hosted by the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies and King’s College London to celebrate the UNESCO International Day of Light 2020 which will be held in May.

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Talks on the day will include

Professor Sir Michael Berry – Introduction: Images Illustrating the Physics of Light

Dr James Millen  – What is light?

Dr Alex Shepherd –  Light, context, context and what illusions reveal about the visual system

Professor Russell Foster –  Light and Circadian Rhythms

Professor Bob Mizon MBE – Night Light or Night Blight?

Professor Martin Kemp Light.  –  Divine and Material from Dante to Caravaggio

Cliff Lauson – Light as a Sculptural Medium in Contemporary Art

Paule Constable – Telling Stories with Light

Mark Major – Third Age of Light  Reflections on the Future of Urban Lighting













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