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CDER at the opening ceremony of Light Year ILY’2015

2015 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Light Year. In Algeria, this international event, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research under the high patronage of his excellence the President of the Republic, has been launched 11th April by the General Director of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, in presence of many members of the Algerian government.

In his welcoming speech, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mohamed Mebarki insisted to put this meeting under the sign of the optic treaty Kitab el-manadhir, of Ibn El-Haytham. « it is within it that we meet today to share with you, here at this place, in this wonderful palace where culture shines with all its brightness, the launching of celebrations here in Algeria of this international event dedicated to light and its applications, and carry together the universal anthem of light in tribute to Optic Treaty of Ibn El-Haytham that appeared 1000 years ago », he said in essence. Mister Mebarki recalled that « it is thus the acheivment of an Arab scholar, Hassan Ibn El-Haytham, that was the reason and the symbol that funded, at the same time, the initiative of UNESCO during the general conference of United Nations, which, by adopting the resoltuion of 20 December 2013, proclaimed year 2015, International Light Year and light Technologies ».

The International Light Year is a global initiative that aims to aware world’s citizens on the importance, in their daily life, of light and associated technologies as Optics. Light and its technologies fully participate to social development. It is a unique occasion for worldwild inspiring, educating and connection.

In the esplanade of the Palace of Culture Moufdi Zakaria, exhibitions were organized, to show and present to the alrge public, which was widely present, equipment and tools for research, old and modern, used in astrology and astronomy. Conferences accorded to light and optic were given by very important personnalities, national and freighners, in the field.

After the opening word, the delegation visited the different stands where realizations on light science were exposed. The Director of UNESCO and memebers of the gorvernment have been welcomed at the CDER’s stand by the Professor Yassaa Noureddine, Director of the EPST CDER.

As other research centers, the CDER actively participated to this event by exhibiting equipments and prototypes, realized at the CDER and its units, using light technologies with the highest national integration. Among these prototypes, a board for solar load and a solar suitcase that allows loading using solar photovoltaic power cellphones and computing devices ; a solar cooker which is a heating device or cooking based on the concentration of sunshines in order to transform it to heat for heating or cooking ; a solar pumping system allowing pumping water with solar photovoltaic power ; a car and a robot running with solar energy.

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