16th of May is International Day of Light. The date is associated with the commemoration of the first successful use of a ruby ​​laser, constructed by the American physicist and engineer – Theodor Maiman.

The revolutionary discovery of the physics engineer testify of significant changes in the field of science. This discovery undoubtedly had a significant impact on the lives of individuals and entire societies.

Light has accompanied the society for millions of years. The years of bonfires and torches have been replaced by lamps and light bulbs. The evolution of light and social commitment have meant that we can now live in a time of light, to benefit and development opportunities for using light in various areas of life.

The International Day of Light is a global initiative, which emphazies to respect light and the role it plays in technology, culture, art or in sectors like science, energy, medicine and communications. The development of these fields helps in the implementation to improve quality life, health care and sanitation, as well as access to energy sources.

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