Day of Photonics

Day of Photonics marks the anniversary when the value 299,792.458 km/s was officially adopted for the speed of light. This day is celebrated across more than 20 countries, with hundreds of activities organised to promote photonics towards the general public. This year, the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) will host celebrations for the Day of Photonics for the first time.The celebrations will be marked by a keynote address by Emeritus Professor John Love, entitled “Pushing photons around Australia.”

The talk will be followed by lunch and cake in the RSPE Tea Room. During lunch, there will be an exhibit on light based technologies, such as a laser cutters and blue LEDs. There will be various light based games, including laser chess and balloon popping with laser pointers. All students and staff are invited.

11.30am Pushing photons around Australia - Professor John Love

12.00pm Lunch and photonics exhibits and games

For catering purposes please RSVP before 17 October to

Date & time

Tue 21 Oct 2014, 11.30am–1pm


RSPE Seminar Room


Staff, students and public welcome