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Laser Processing Group - The activity of the Laser Processing Group (LPG) focuses on[...]

The institute announces the first call for the new FOTON awards

IO takes part in the national Nanoscience and Technology festival
Prof. Rosalía Serna will impart talks in different schools. The full program can be found at:

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    The CSIC presents the exhibition
      This exhibition highlights the applications of light in our daily lives.

      From the first light of the universe to the exciting human visual system, through such phenomena as[...]

    Publication of the book
      Light is essential to understand what surrounds us. It is a basic element of the universe and some essential aspects of this, like life, would not be[...]

    Informative Conference
    Informative lecture on the evolution of communication systems based on visual and light signals along history, with special emphasis on the revolution for the world of telecommunications have[...]

    CIE Global Open Lab Day en el IO-CSIC
    Open day of the Laboratory of Photometry, Radiometry and Optical Fibers with the International Year of Light "

    Hours: 10 am to 14 pm.

    Aimed at professionals in the field[...]

    An international team including members of IO-CSIC develops a new method for secret key exchange using ultralong lasers
    Un equipo internacional con participación de investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ha demostrado la viabilidad de un nuevo método criptográfico para el intercambio seguro de[...]

    Introductory video-presentation of Optics Institute 2015
    Presented the new official introduction video-presentation of Optics.Institute
    It is available in two versions, both are already on YouTube:
    Optics Institute (CSIC), long video (12 "to 1280x720) in Spanish.

    Cycle of Conferences: What is light? History of scientific ideas about light

    FEDER funded projects
    Received communication from the Deputy Vice Presidency CSIC Scientific Programming, list of projects with financial support from FEDER.[...]

    Opening ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 in Spain
      The Committee for the celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 in Spain organises an academic opening ceremony to be held at Poliorama[...]

    Ultrafast Lasers: Progress in I+D and Industry Applications
    Technical conference to be held in Madrid, on November 11, 2014, This event is open to collaboration between research groups, research institutes and companies around ultrafast lasers space.[...]

    Enabled the Spanish Portal to celebrate the International Year of the Light 2015
    The December 20, 2013, the United Nations (UN), at its 68th Annual Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. 

    The International Year of Light[...]

    Spanish Committee for celebrating International Year of Light 2015
    The kick-off meeting of the Committee in charge of promoting education and outreach activities for celebrating the International Year of Light in Spain has been held. During 2015,[...]

    2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the PhD Defense:

    XIII Week of Science and Technology (4 to 17 November 2013)


    Congresses and Conferences
    Day Program Dissemination of European I+D+i in Metrology
      On January 22, 2015 was held in the IO-CSIC, a day of publicizing this European program:
    The presentations of the speakers can be found here: 
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