International Day of Light History
International Day of Light seeks to raise awareness about light and the role it plays in science, art, and education. Light is a vital resource that sustains every living creature on Earth. This day aims to highlight how important light is within science and technology. It aims to highlight the importance of light science and its many applications.
International Day of Light was established in 2017 by UNESCO. It is observed annually on May 16th, a date that serves as the anniversary of the first successful operation of a laser in 1960 by physicist Theodore Maiman.
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