International Day of Light - Live Stream
From 3pm we will be streaming the IOP's Inaugural Physics innovation from co-founder of PureLiFi, Professor Harald Haas.
Experience revolutionary technology at the IOP
Join the IOP on 16 May 2019, the International Day of Light, for the official unveiling of the cutting edge LiFi technology in the IOP’s new Accelerator Centre.
This is the first in a series of physics innovation talks being introduced at the IOP aimed at researchers in the field, potential users, as well as inspiring innovators taking tech to market. Our inaugural physics innovation talk is by Professor Harald Haasfrom the University of Edinburgh, co-founder of pureLiFi, the leaders in LiFi technology, and one of the IOP’s 2017 Business Award winners.
Professor Haas will speak about the journey of building a technology company in the UK starting from a few researchers in a lab to the growing scale-up it is today with more than 130 deployments across more than 24 countries. Haas will speak about the fundamental advantages of LiFi. He will illustrate a vision for LiFi and how this revolutionary light communications technology will transform the way the world connects and how it will enable other disruptive technologies and applications. Haas will share a few case studies of where LiFi is making a difference for industries and communities today.
PureLiFi and Professor Haas
Established in 2011, pureLiFi is a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh. The company was founded by Professor Harald Haas and Dr Mostafa Afgani, after Professor Hass’s famous Ted Global talk where he demonstrated Light Fidelity for the first time and coined the phrase LiFi. Harald Haas is now broadly known as the “Father of LiFi”. However, Haas has been pioneering research into LiFi communication since 2003, work which was begun at the Jacob University, Bremen.
Harald Haas received numerous prestigious awards and accolades, including LiFi being listed among the 50 best inventions in TIME Magazine 2011. Most recently, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017 and recognised in Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers 2017 and 2018.