NRC Metrologists Celebrate “Year of Light” and World Metrology Day

NRC Metrologists Celebrate “Year of Light” and World Metrology Day

International Year of Light Blog

The United Nations has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) to “highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.”

In celebration of IYL 2015, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has dedicated the month of May to recognizing the importance of “light for quality standards”. The theme is in line with this year’s focus for World Metrology Day: Measurements and Light.

Dr. Andrew Todd and Don Woods using the NRC high-temperature blackbody as a reference source to calibrate an optical pyrometer for measuring melting temperatures of a series of eutectics being investigated for use as future high-temperature standards. Credit: National Research Council Canada. Dr. Andrew Todd and Don Woods using the NRC high-temperature blackbody as a reference source to calibrate an optical pyrometer for measuring melting temperatures of a series of eutectics being investigated for use as future high-temperature standards. Credit: National Research Council Canada.

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