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The Year of Light

By David, 2 March 2015 News

A man surrounded by lasers.

Celebrate the International Year of Light with CSIRO!
Image: Neil Hamilton

2015 is the The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. To celebrate, we’re sharing some light-based articles and activities:

Read it!

Learn how Australian researchers used light to make the world’s most sensitive thermometer.

Read about the physicist who won a Nobel Prize for inventing a clever blue light.

Ever wondered how a DVD stores all that information?

Scientists use X-ray light to measure pollution in bird feathers.

Do it!

Take super-zoomed in photos with your phone camera and some jelly.

Use a wire to discover the hidden stripes in a laser beam.

Use a lamp and a sheet of paper to measure how bright the Sun is.

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