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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation - Spotlight on light .- Enfoque en la luz

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., hemos recibido una bellísima fotografía de la Luz; en proyección  en el Año Internacional de la Luz de las Naciones Unidas en París. el Lunes 19 de enero; de la Fundación Nacional de Ciencias de Los Estados Unidos de América.
NSF. nos dice : "...Año Internacional de la Luz de las Naciones Unidas se puso en marcha en la Ciudad de la Luz (París, Francia) el lunes, y la Directora Francia Córdova  de la Fundación Nacional de Ciencia (NSF) estaba allí para iluminar el papel de la NSF en abrazar las muchas facetas de la luz que impulsan los descubrimientos científicos hacia adelante..."
NSF, agrega : "...."La luz ha sido y seguirá siendo un campo convincente de la investigación básica y la educación cruzar muchas fronteras disciplinarias", dijo en su discurso. "En la economía global de hoy, creemos que es importante fomentar una fuerza de trabajo científico y de ingeniería capaz de realizar con éxito en un entorno de investigación internacional.."
 
NSF.  dijo: :..."
La luz es vital para las actividades humanas. En la naturaleza, vemos sus efectos en la fotosíntesis y la bioluminiscencia. Lo utilizamos para recoger información acerca de nuestro universo desde el sol y las estrellas. Los científicos y los ingenieros han aprovechado el poder de la luz en muchos espectros para crear aplicaciones que han revolucionado la sociedad a través de la medicina, las comunicaciones, el entretenimiento y la cultura. Tecnologías de luz y basados en la luz han lanzado un sinnúmero de industrias y procesos que han transformado nuestro mundo y que continuarán haciéndolo......."
 
More information:
 
Año Internacional de la Luz y las Tecnologías Basadas en la Luz Disponible en inglés - [A/RES/68/221]Documento PDF
 
International Year of Light celebrates impacts on scientific research

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First "Image of the Week" marks the start of International Year of Light and NSF-funded science
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January 20, 2015
The United Nations' International Year of Light was launched in the City of Light (Paris, France) on Monday, and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova was there to illuminate NSF's role in embracing the many facets of light that propel scientific discovery forward.
"Light has been and will continue to be a compelling field of basic research and education crossing many disciplinary boundaries," she said in her remarks. "In today's global economy, we believe it is important to nurture a scientific and engineering workforce capable of successfully performing in an international research environment."
Light is vital to human activities. In nature, we see its impacts in photosynthesis and bioluminescence. We use it to glean information about our universe from the sun and stars. Scientists and engineers have harnessed the power of light on many spectrums to create applications that have revolutionized society through medicine, communications, entertainment and culture. Light and light-based technologies have launched countless industries and processes that have transformed our world and will continue to do so.
NSF has a long history of supporting research in optics and photonics as well as projects that use them as research tools. That effort is expanding to move beyond present science and technology and lay the groundwork for major advances in scientific understanding to create high-impact, optical-based technologies for the next decade and beyond.
Some NSF-funded research in these areas includes:
  • A new photonic electronics platform paradigm;
  • Extreme UV and x-ray sources that represent new frontiers in research;
  • Science and engineering in the quantum realm;
  • Biophotonics, which sits at the crossroads of photonics and biology, offering potential innovation for health care and medicine; and
  • Manufacturing innovations.
"The innate desire for discovery lies at the heart of the National Science Foundation, where we constantly seek to unlock the secrets of science," Córdova said. "We are proud to be one of the world's leading funders of research into all aspects of light in all its manifestations, across the entire electromagnetic spectrum."
Because of NSF's involvement in optics, photonics, and all manner of scientific inquiry into naturally occurring and human-made light sources, the agency will highlight NSF-funded light research throughout the coming year to celebrate the International Year of Light, starting with an "image of the week" feature in its social media platforms and on its website.
-NSF-
Media Contacts Ivy F. Kupec, NSF, (703) 292-8796, ikupec@nsf.gov
Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, sabates@nsf.gov

Related WebsitesInternational Year of Light:
www.light2015.org/


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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