Virtual Symposium
International Day of Light

Department of Phyics
IIT Guwahati

16th May, 2020

In the process of development of mankind, the importance of light has been very significant. On a basic note, the existence of life depends on the photosynthesis process - which is entirely a light based phenomenon! The application of light and light-based technologies revolutionized the field of medicine, communication, entertainment, culture - which in turn made a strong impact on the society globally. So, after the highly successful International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015, UNESCO has endorsed 16th May as annual International Day of Light (IDL) . The reason behind choosing this particular date as IDL, is the anniversary of the first successful operation of Laser in the year 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. Keeping in mind that IDL is not just about Lasers and science, it also includes the sustainable development and growth of societal health and well-being, we are very happy to announce that IEEE Photonics Society Student Chapter IIT Guwahati and SPIE students Chapter IIT Guwahati are going to celebrate the IDL in the Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati on 16th May, 2020 through online mode. We would like to inform you that the event will start at 9.30 am (Indian Standard Time) and will comprise of a series of video lectures by eminent scientist and faculty members. With the experienced and wonderful talk by Prof. Brian Culshaw (University of Strathclydeclyde, Glasgow), Prof. Kishan Dholakia (University of St. Andrews, UK), Prof. Martin Booth (Oxford University, UK), Prof. Ranjan Singh (NTU Singapore), Prof. Ashok Mahapatra (NISER Bhubaneswar), Prof. Sudipta Maiti (TIFR Mumbai) and Prof. Naresh Chand (Associate Vice President, Chapter Relations, IEEE Photonics Society), we hope that, this symposium will give all the participants a deep insight into the world of various research aspects of optics and photonics and will give us all a positive energy in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic

Registration Procedure

  • All the attendees have to register for the event.
  • Interested participants may proceed for online registration using this following link

  • Contact Us

    Mr. Rakesh Sarkar
    President, IEEE Photonics Society Student Chapter IIT Guwahati
    Department of Physics
    IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039
    Assam, India.
    Mob.: (+91) 9382011054

    Mr. Rajnandan Choudhury Das
    President, SPIE Student Chapter IIT Guwahati
    Department of Physics
    IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039
    Assam, India.
    Mob.: (+91) 9864186427

    For queries please contact:

    Organized by

    IEEE Photonics Society Student Chapter IIT Guwahati
    SPIE Student Chapter IIT Guwahati

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    Important announcement
    Participants will be provided with the e-certificates to their email ids after filling up the feedback form click here

    Last date for giving feedback is 31st May, 2020

    Important Dates
    • Last date of confirmation:
      13th May 2020
    • Event date:
      16th May 2020
      Time: 09:30 AM Onwards
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    Organizing Committee

    Student Organizers
    • Mr. Rakesh Sarkar
    • Mr. Rajnandan Choudhury Das
    • Ms. Angana Bhattacharya
    • Ms. Dhriti Maurya
    • Mr. Akanshu Chouhan
    • Mr. Sumit Goswami
    • Mr. Bhairov Kumar Bhowmik
    • Mr. Partha Das
    Faculty Organizers
    • Dr. Gagan Kumar
    • Prof. Bosanta Ranjan Boruah
    • Prof. Tarak Nath Dey
    • Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma
    • Prof. Amarendra Kumar Sarma
    • Prof. Alika Khare
    • Dr. Kanhaiya Pandey
    All Members of SPIE and IEEE Photonics Society IITG Student Chapters