Informative panels, posters and interactive installations
to bring science and photonics closer to society

ICFO creates exhibitions in different formats about Photonics and its applications, conceived and designed to capture attention, raise interest and increase the visibility of the field.

Some of ICFO’s exhibitions have been showcased in science museums. The Top Ultra-Secret exhibition was visited by thousand of citizens in the science museum CosmoCaixa in Barcelona. Likewise, Photonics: the Power of Light exhibited for several weeks in the Palau Robert, one of the most important exhibition venues in Barcelona. This exhibition can be borrowed in an easily transportable and installable format. If you are interested, please contact us at outreach@icfo.eu.

We also team up with artists to produce exhibitions that use art to communicate science. The Pull – push: a world moved by light exhibit was created in collaboration with British artist Andrew Chappel and was exhibited during several months in Espai Cultura Fundació Sabadell 1859 in Sabadell.

If you are interested in teaming up with us in the creation of an exhibition or would like to have an exhibition about photonics in your museum, school or institution, contact us at outreach@icfo.eu.


Resources for teachers

ICFO creates materials for educators and participates in European projects that generate resources for teachers. Feel free to enter the areas below and use the materials and content to bring science and technology closer to your classroom in a different way. We...

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Young Photonics Congress

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO annually organizes the Young Photonics Congress, a meeting point for young students that makes them live the experience of a scientific congress where the spotlight is on them. Students can explain their work to other...

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Lifelong Learning for Teachers

From the lab to your classroom As ICFO, we collaborate with the program “Professors i ciència” from the “Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera”. We have offered several training courses addressed to high school teachers. In these courses we expect to bring the physics of...

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Books and stories

Creating publications for different audiences ICFO reaches out to all ages through books and other publications that aim at immersing readers in the fascinating world of photonics.   FROM THE BIG BANG TO LASER EXPLORERS IN SPACE lluminado and Lucilda is a series...

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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,...

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Big events

ICFO organizes high-visibility events linked to major occasions In the framework of large public events, ICFO creates cultural and artistic events that combine science, literature, light, music or other cultural elements open to society at large to bring photonics...

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Magic Shows for Light Explorers

Learning about photonics in a magical way Light, its nature and its properties are as amazing as they are useful. In our daily life, the things we do, the objects we use, how we generate and harness energy, the way we communicate and how we take care of our health,...

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ICFO in fairs and other big events

ICFO participates in science and technology fairs, congresses and other events organized by other organizations with the aim of expanding the reach of our outreach efforts. We create hand-on activities, workshops and intearctive stands and give talks that bring a...

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