Celebrating IYL 2015 and the Story of Light

International Year of Light Blog

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut (India) organized a three-day event Tathva’15 from 30 October to 01 November 2015 at the NIT Campus, Calicut, Kerala, India. The event included invited lectures, workshops and exhibitions. The workshops were desgined to Illuminate the young minds by developing skills in a wide range of engineering disciplines. There were exhibitions on the rich heritage of Indian railways, India’s first 3D printed humanoid robot, Light: Beyond the Bulb, and state-of-the-art electronics by Keltron. There were five invited lectures by experts in different disciplines. I delivered a lecture on the ‘The Story of Light’ covering the Greek era (pre- 8th century C.E.), the Arab-Islamic Golden Age (8th to 15th century C.E.), the European period (16th to 19th century C.E.) and the modern period (20th century C.E. onwards).

Zahid H. Khan delivering a lecture at Tathva'15, NIT Calicut, Kerala. Credit: Tathva'15. Zahid H. Khan delivering a lecture at Tathva’15, NIT Calicut, Kerala. Credit: Tathva’15.

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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