November
13
LIGHT-DRIVEN MODEL FOR IDENTIFYING INDICATORS OF NON-VISUAL HEALTH POTENTIAL IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

PhD Thesis by Dr. María Lovísa Ámundadóttir, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID), EPFL

This thesis introduces a new approach to characterize and evaluate ocular light exposure based on the discovery of novel blue light-sensitive photoreceptors in the human eye. These photoreceptors are the primary mediators of ‘non-visual’ responses impacting human health, from resetting the circadian clock to directly alerting the brain. In recent years, studies have found that light at short-wavelengths is more effective than light at longer wavelengths […]

PERCEPTUAL DYNAMICS OF DAYLIGHT IN ARCHITECTURE

PhD Thesis by Dr. Siobhan Rockcastle, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID), EPFL

In our experience of daylit architecture, our visual perception is greatly impacted by the ephemeral and inherently dynamic conditions of the surrounding environment. Driven by changes in sky type, time-of-day, and time-of-year, these variable conditions can alter our impressions and appraisal of indoor space. Daylight, including both direct sunlight and indirect skylight, drives a powerful range of perceptual phenomena, which transform structured geometry into a time lapse […]

12TH ANNUAL SALK INSTITUTE, IPSEN FONDATION, AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY

On January 22-24, 2018

Daily, lunar or seasonal cycles are biological phenomena such as leaf movements, sleep, metabolic cycles, animal migrations which emanate from endogenous biological clocks. They share common features including temporal modulation of gene expression programs that govern rhythmic physiological processes. This symposium is designed to facilitate learning about the molecular nature and mechanisms of biological clocks and how they modulate the daily rhythms of cellular and organismal biology.

Abstract submission deadline November 27, 2017.

Registration deadline January 03, 2018.

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November
06
CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS PLEA 2018 IN HONG-KONG

source plea2018.org

PLEA stands for “Passive and Low Energy Architecture”, a commitment to the development, documentation and diffusion of the principles of bioclimatic design and the application of natural and innovative techniques for sustainable architecture and urban design.

PLEA is a renowned, highly regarded international annual conference to discuss and promote the development of bioclimatic design and the application of natural and innovation techniques for sustainable architecture and design. PLEA pursues its objectives through international conferences and workshops; expert group meetings and consultancies; […]

November
01
CIE WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS FOR HUMAN FACTORS IN LIGHTING

by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group

The CIE Expert Tutorial and Workshops on Research Methods for Human Factors in Lighting will be a forum for discussion and advancement of best practices in lighting research. Expert tutorials by invited speakers will cover topics addressing the key elements of research methods, and workshops will offer structured discussions about real research problems and their resolution. Content will emphasize all stages of the research process, from conceptualization through dissemination. Research involving human participants will be prominent, but the […]