International Day of Light Celebration

Aligarh : Department of Physics, AMU organized International Day of Light Celebration Programme at the Physics Department, AMU; keeping under the aegis of “Scientific Social Responsibility” initiative of Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, under the project sanctioned to the department. The International Day of Light is celebrated each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.

The Chief Guest Prof DS Mehta, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Delhi), spoke on “Laser based solid state lighting and illumination engineering with visible light communication / Li-Fi. He talked about light technologies that developed through centuries of fundamental research on the properties of light – starting with Ibn Al-Haytham’s seminal work, Kitab al-Manazir (Book of Optics), published in 1015. He also discussed the journey of LED and OLED with highlights of the efficiency of OLED. He mainly focused on the laser based solid state lighting and its major applications particularly in automobile and stadium lights.

Prof BP Singh, Chairperson, Physics Department, in his welcome note highlighted long legacy of the department and said; “International Day of Light celebrates the role light plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

Dr M Wasi Khan presented a brief about International Day of Light, its objectives and importance whereas Dr Jai Prakash conducted proceedings of the programme

Around 50 students of class 9-12 from Range Hills Public School, Aligarh visited the Physics department..The certificates were distributed to the students by the Chief Guest.

The programme was conducted following proper COVID-19 protocol.

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