Glass in the Year of Light, September 2015

The Society of Glass Technology Annual Conference in Cambridge 2015 will celebrate the fundamental interactions of glass with light – from novel glass telecommunication fibres and technologies through windows and artistic applications to the use of high intensity light to probe the very structure of glass.

The Society of Glass Technology has been a shining beacon in the study of glass for 99 years – this conference will be an opportunity to meet with a unique community of people all focussed on understanding and producing that most important of materials in our modern life – glass.

There will be a number of presentations by eminent researchers, including changing the appearance of glass with visible and UV light, determining the atomic structure of glasses with X-rays, and molecular structure as inspiration for glass art.

There will be two parallel conference streams, one being Research in Glass Science and in its application to the production and application of glass in the modern world forms one of the conference streams. The other stream will focus on the History and Heritage aspects of this material which has captured our imagination, spanning science and art, archaeology and conservation, museology and the importance of raising the public profile of historic glass artefacts.

The conference will be held from 7-9 September 2015.