Spectroscopy Around the World
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It’s exciting to be a part of that exploration and, in our own small way, to help folks to achieve great works.Light has always played an integral role in man’s development. Today, light is being used in creative ways to solve many of the challenges facing our world, with photonics technologies like spectroscopy driving those solutions. Indeed, from early man and the first astronomers to James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein, great thinkers, scientists and dreamers have pondered, explored and experimented with ways to harness the power and beauty of light.
As we celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, we encourage the scientific community to promote the use of light to improve the quality of life for people worldwide.
It’s exhilarating to consider the impact of light in so many areas: illumination and restoration of art and cultural works; light-based applications in life sciences and laser-based therapies in medical diagnostics; light-measurement methods applied to farm to table technologies; and light used to monitor the health of the environment.
Sagan’s words convey optimism and excitement, a feeling of joyous anticipation, even, about what comes next. It’s not too far-fetched to feel the same way about light. What role will light play in shaping our sense of wonder about the universe? Or how we can better our world?