Science through
other disciplines

ICFO creates multidisciplinary contests that encourage participants to get inmersed in the fascinating world of science and photonics through literature, music and the audiovisual arts.

Light on the Waves integrates science, literature and music. Secondary school students and adults engage in a writing contest contributing science fiction short stories or poems inspired by light. The winning texts are broadcasted in the form of a song composed by the musical groups that collaborate with the program and in the written form in the Principia Magazine. A concert, organized in collaboration with the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), is celebrated and a CD is produced to make the songs as popular as possible.

Illuminating Curiosity, an audio-visual contest that aspires to show that light is omnipresent in our daily lives, thus invites anyone with an inquisitive and creative spirit to find the answers to curiosities posed by several celebrities and explain them in a video.


Challenges to leveraging innovation

ICFO organizes photonics challenges to promote the opportunities that photonics pose to innovation ICFO creates challenges that give participants the chance to use their own creativity to design, build and test solutions that integrate photonics. These projects are...

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Workshops: putting photonics to work

Hands on activities customized for target audiences ICFO creates workshops around different STEM topics underlying photonics for different age groups. These hands on activities enable participants to learn about photonics in fun ways. They vary in content and format...

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Guided visits to ICFO

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO opens its door to interested people, who can visit ICFO's facilities. Visitors will discover the latest advances in the field of photonics developed at ICFO, they will acquire interesting information about the physics...

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Talks, lectures and LIGHTtalks

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO gives and organizes talks in different formats that are directed to different target audiences. We give the talk in or outside ICFO, at schools, museums, congresses, etc. To see our upcoming talks, please visit the...

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