Glass in the Year of Light
7th to 9th September 2015
University of Cambridge
Murray Edwards College
article posted 26 Feb 2015
The list which follows is indicative only; there are many other topics
which would fall within the scope of the conference. If in doubt,
please submit your abstract!
- Chemical Aspects of Glass Structure
- Chemical Nanoheterogeneity in Single-Phase Multi-Component Glasses
- Thermodynamics of Glasses and Glass-Forming Melts
- Aesthetics of contemporary glass
- Bronze Age glass and glassmaking
- Optical Basicity
- Phase Separation and Crystallisation
- Porous Glasses
- Coloured Glasses
- High intensity light sources in glass studies
- Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic glass
- Creativity in glass design - then and now
- Rare Earth and Transition Metals in Glasses
- Industrial Glass Chemistry
- Glass technology and production
- Raising public awareness of glass, ancient and modern
- Dating and provenance of glass
- Art History and Iconography of architectural glass
- Batch Reactions and Glass Formation
- Ancient Glass Compositions
- Chemical Analysis of Glasses
- Chemical Durability and Crizzling
- Corrosion of Glass Surfaces
- Water in Glass
- Gases in Glass
- Medieval stained glass window
- Glass in the 18th and 19th century
- Waste Vitrification Chemistry
- Problems facing current studio glassmaking
- Venetian glass and Façon-de-Venise glass
- Archaeometry of glass
- Mould-blown glass
- Social impact of glass - the people dimension
- Restoration and conservation of glass
- Glass decoration and enamel
- Raw materials
- Glass corrosion and weathering
- Making glass live in the minds of today’s people
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies,
2015 (IYL 2015) is a United Nations observance that aims to
raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications,
and of its importance to humankind. To see the IYL2015 Fact Sheet please click
For further information about the International Year of Light please visit the IYL website at
Call for Posters
article posted 18 Apr 2015
We invite you to submit material for our ePoster session, which will run throughout the three days of the presentation programme.
Rather than the traditional cardboard panels on display boards, we plan to use a projector to present the poster information electronically on a continuous basis - hence the description 'ePoster'
material will also be available to all delegates throughout the conference via smartphones, tablets or laptops, and will be prominently advertised.
It will also be available on the conference website after the conference is over.
Please click these images to see a full-screen versions. These are examples of the kind of format which
might be used, but as with any PowerPoint presentation there are no rigid format requirements.
Authors have scope for flexibility in presenting their material to best advantage.
are we think an ideal medium for sharing ideas and information, for stimulating useful discussion and for making contact with fellow glass enthusiasts.
The way this works is as follows:
- An ePoster may be submitted by any delegate who has registered (and paid) for the conference
- Each ePoster will look like a short PowerPoint presentation - a title slide followed by five slides of information;
this corresponds to the amount of information usually presented on a traditional poster.
- The slides will automatically be presented in sequence so that each slide remains on screen for about 15 seconds.
- Each ePoster will be repeated three times before the system moves on to the next one - a total exposure time of about 4 minutes
- ePosters will be displayed throughout the conference from 9.00am to 7.00pm each day
- From the start of the conference the accepted ePosters will be present on the conference website using the page format you can see in this examples given above
- This page design can be accessed via tablets and mobile smartphones, as well as via laptops
- The list of ePosters being displayed will be available to delegates and each ePoster will carry the URL of its website page to allow delegates to access an ePoster of interest immediately
- We ask each presenting author of each ePoster to make available some appropriate means of making contact - email address and/or mobile phone number, for example - so that interested delegates could contact the presenting author for discussion or to arrange a meeting if desired.
- Towards the end of the conference a links page will be put in place on the conference website to open up all the ePoster content to any interested website visitor
If you would like to submit an ePoster please email your material
in any convenient format - for example a PowerPoint presentation, a .pdf document, or a set of images in .jpg or .png format.
Slide images should be about 1000 pixels wide. Any questions or difficulties, please get in touch using the email address below.
Please email your ePoster as an attachment to