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.


Young Photonics Congress 2024

march 15, 2024 deadline for project submissions: january 29, 2024Are you a high school student who likes science and technology and would you like to meet and share your work with other people like you? ICFO is giving you a great opportunity: join the next Young...

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Resources for teachers

ICFO generates materials for educators and participates in European projects that generate resources for teachers. Explore and use these resources to bring science and technology to the classroom with an original approach. These material are designed (with some...

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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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