International Symposium on Light and Life to Celebrate IYL 2015 in Pakistan

A three-day International Symposium on ‘Light and Life’ is being organized at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) on Islamabad, Pakistan, from 14 to 16 October 2015 to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). This event is intended to provide a platform for discussing advancements in the study of light and light-based technologies, and its role in sustaining and enhancing the quality of life on this planet.

The Symposium will consist of plenary sessions, invited and contributed talks, poster/ workshop sessions and an exhibition. Renowned scientists and experts on light and light-based technologies from all over the world are expected to contribute to the symposium.

The main topics of the Symposium are:
 Light Detection & Harvesting
 Light Emitting Devices
 Light-Matter Interactions
 Light-based Technologies
 Light and Health
 Cosmic Light
 Light in Art, Culture & Society
 Photochemistry & Photobiology
 Optoelectronics & Photonics
 Imaging Science
 Quantum Informatics

Among the list of Speakers we found:
Ahmer Naveed (CIIT, Pakistan); Andrea Goldoni (Elettra, Italy); Arshad S. Bhatti (CIIT, Pakistan); Ezeddin Mohajerani (SBU, Iran); Gregory John Tallents (UoY, UK); Hakan Altan (METU, Turkey);
 Hani Elsayed-Ali (ODU, USA);
 Ian Ferguson (Missouri S&T, USA); M. Khizar Bhutta (Whirlpool, USA); M. Aslam Baig (NCP, Pakistan); M. Aslam Khan (CIIT, Pakistan);
 M. Yasin Akhtar Raja (UNC, USA); Maria Allegrini (E.Fermi, Italy); Masroor Ikram (PIEAS, Pakistan); Mushtaq Ahmed (NILOP, Pakistan); Nabeel Riza (UCC, Ireland);
 Sabieh Anwar (LUMS, Pakistan); Sajid Qamar (CIIT, Pakistan);
 S.H. Khan (COMSTECH, Pakistan); S. M. J. Akhtar (PAEC, Pakistan); Wolfgang Sandner (ELI, Germany); Xiangang Luo (CAS, China);
 Zahid Hussain (LBNL, USA); 
Zahid Yaqoob (MIT, USA).

The Conference is organized by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), and 
the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

For more information please visit the Symposium website.

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