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Indonesia celebrates IYL 2015 and Ibn al Haytham - Insitut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember - Surabaya (August 2015)
August 6, 2015
Special programs devoted to the celebration of IYL 2015 and Ibn Al-Haytham’s work recognition were organized on August 4th-6th 2015 by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya Indonesia. In conjunction with the 1st International Seminar on Science and Technology (ISST), which was held on 5 August 2015 at ITS Postgraduate Theater, Prof. Azzedine Boudiroua (University of Paris 13/ coordinator Ibn Al Haytham IWG) gave a keynote lecture on science and technology of light at the opening of ISST with a highlight of the main concepts and the recent development of photonics technology as well as future challenges. This seminar was organized as an event for current research results dissemination mostly from graduate students with a total participant of about 150 people.
Meanwhile, SPIE ITS Student Chapter took part in the celebration by organizing a lecture on “nanotechnology and nanophotonics” by Prof. Boudrioua on 4th August 2015. The Student Chapter also organized a photography exhibition with a theme of “Light for Education” on 5th August 2015. These events were participated by students with the aim to introduce the importance of science and technology of light and its applications in daily life.
A studium generale on “Re-inventing the spirit of scientific exploration from the Islamic golden age’s scientists” was given by Prof. Boudrioua and Prof. Agus Purwanto (ITS) on 6th August 2015. This event was organized as an understanding that Indonesia is a biggest Islamic nation in which the scientific tradition of the golden age can be learned. Prof. Boudrioua presented “Ibn Al-Haytham’ Optics” with emphasizing on contribution from the Islamic and Arab scholars to the development of Optics. Prof. Agus Purwanto, who is an author of Universe Verses (In Indonesian), presented the Holy Quran messages on the science explorations. He pointed out that the source of inspiration for the science development can be found through the Holy Quran. This studium generale was attended by students and faculty members.
Contact: Dr. Agus Muhamad Hatta, email: firstname.lastname@example.org