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, are increasingly intertwined with light and its properties. At the Institute of Photonic Sciences we investigate what light is and how to use it.

In this session we intend to introduce the field of photonics to the general public through our main programs, “Light for Health”, “Light for Energy” and “Light for Information”, with an innovative format that will combine informative and educational explanations with audiovisuals and… MAGIC!


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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Internships and stages at ICFO

Researchers for a while! In order to promote science and foster research careers in exceptionally talented young students, ICFO hosts various internship programs, offering the opportunity for involvement in research life, which often constitutes a student's first...

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