When :from Monday 8 June, 2015 10:00 to Monday 8 June, 2015 11:30
Type of event :Executive Board
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, Room X, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France
The Executive Board will have the honour of receiving Professor Hiroshi Amano of the University of Nagoya (Japan), 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, for an exchange with Board members on Monday 8 June 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Room X.
This meeting will take place within the framework of the series of events held pursuant to 194 EX/Decision 31 (“UNESCO at 70 and Future Prospects”).
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Professors Hiroshi Amano, Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources", otherwise known as LED lighting, and Professor Amano will speak on “Innovation as a driving force for development”.
Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English and French.
The event is also open to all Permanent Delegates, Observers and designated staff of the Secretariat.