[visionlist] Interdisciplinary Summer School "Measuring Light and Illumination" (28 July – 3 August 2024)

Manuel Spitschan manuel.spitschan at tum.de
Mon Feb 19 04:06:26 -04 2024

Interdisciplinary Summer School "Measuring Light and Illumination" (28 July – 3 August 2024)



Exposure to light has major effects on human physiology and behaviour. As laboratory studies work are designed to understand which mechanisms underlie the physiological effects of light, we also have an intuitive understanding – and appreciation – of light. Light, and in particular daylight, is the subject interdisciplinary research, which will be explored in this summer school, suited for students and practitioners from a variety of disciplines – neuroscience, medicine, environmental science, lighting design, architecture and art.

Topics will include:
Measurement of light, spectrum and colour using a variety of cutting-edge techniques
Quantification of human responses to light, including visual (colour vision) and non-visual physiology (neuroendocrine and circadian physiology, sleep)

This residential summer school combines lectures, practical workshops, an excursion and a student-led research project. For information and results of prior editions, feel free to read our conference proceedings here.

Please note: The summer school starts the morning of Monday, 29 July 2024. Participants need to plan to arrive on the evening of Sunday, 28 July 2024 by 6 pm.


Location and accommodation

The Summer School will take place in Chexbres, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva. Room and board in at Ferienhaus Victoria will be provided at no cost. Please note that accommodation is simple, and rooms may be shared between participants. Chexbres can be reached easily via train from Geneva and other European destinations. Participants must arrange their own travel and no logistical support will be offered from the Daylight Academy or Organising Committee.



The summer school is open to students at all levels, researchers and practitioners from all disciplines interested in measuring light and illumination.
To apply, please complete the application form by 31 March 2024 (notification by 30 April 2024).


Organisation and financial support

Daylight Academy, a VELUX Stiftung Initiative (https://daylight.academy/)


Organising Committee

Manuel Spitschan (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics & Technical University of Munich)
Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller (Zürich)
Anna Biller (Technical University of Munich)


Confirmed lecturers and tutors

Priji Balashkrinan
Christine Blume
Alan Bogana
Aicha Diakite-Kortlever
Lenka Maierova
Brian Norton
Oliver Stefani


Teaching Assistants

Niloufar Tabandeh
Carolina Guidolin
Rafael Lazar


Further questions?

For further questions and queries, please email Manuel Spitschan.




Manuel Spitschan PhD


Assistant Professor for Chronobiology and Health

Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Medicine and Health

TUM-IAS Fellow

Telephone: +49 (89) 289 24544

manuel.spitschan at tum.de



TUMCREATE Principal Investigator




Max Planck Research Group Leader

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Max Planck Research Group Translational Sensory & Circadian Neuroscience

manuel.spitschan at tuebingen.mpg.de



Joint lab website: https://tscnlab.org/

Twitter: @mspitschan

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BXbgAZIAAAAJ


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