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’Enlightening Light’ science event in Koskikeskus

How is laser light used for data transmission? What does colour temperature mean? How is it possible to make objects seem transparent?

These and many other questions will be answered when doctoral students from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) introduce the properties and applications of light to the general public. The Enlightening Light (‘Valloittava valo’) event will take place in Koskikeskus in Tampere city centre on Saturday, 16 May 2015, 10:00-16:00.

Experiments that illustrate the behaviour of light and the role it plays in our everyday lives will be on display in the lower lobby of Koskikeskus. Children will also have the opportunity to test leds and optical disks to see first-hand how light behaves.

The event is part of the International Year of Light 2015 of the United Nations. The theme year raises global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

The year 2015 also marks an important milestone for Tampere University of Technology. The University turns 50 and commemorates the occasion with a series of events and activities running throughout the year. For example, the demos showcased in Koskikeskus will be exhibited during Technology Days (22–24 October)  and in the Museum Centre Vapriikki (22 October 2015–1 February 2016).


Further information:

Research Manager Juha Toivonen, tel. +358 40 849 0490,

Doctoral student Mikko Närhi, tel. +358 40 198 1175,

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
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