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The UN’s International Day of Light

On 16 May 2020, the UN’s organisation for Science, Culture and Education celebrates the International Day of Light. AIAS Fellow Dr. Lisa Wu studies the influences of light in her research.

2020.05.15 | Lena Bering


Modern research has taught us to make light, see light and even hear and feel light. So light in many ways represents both the beauty and applicability of modern science. This website is carried to you with light pulses travelling fast in tiny glass fiber. Light, thus, is not only a source of life, but light enables us to connect at high-speed.

The influence of light on our physical and mental well-being is also of importance, and this is the subject of AIAS fellow Dr. Lisa Wu’s work. Lisa is a licensed clinical psychologist, and in her research work at AIAS, she is studying the role of light and circadian rhythms in cancer- and cancer treatment-related symptoms in order to develop new and better means of treatment.

Celebrate light - the International Day of Light

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

Read more here and help celebrate the international day of light via: https://www.lightday.org/

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Tags: Light, Science