posted by Jens Christoffersen, VELUX Group

Prof.Dr.-Ing.habil. Alexander Rosemann was appointed full-time professor of Building Lighting in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on April 1, 2014. He will deliver his inaugural lecture on Friday, March 6, 2015.

About the lecture

While the 20th century was dominated by the electron, the 21st century is seen as the century of the photon. The links between lighting technology, optical technologies, information technologies and electronics are still valid today and certainly also apply to building lighting. The European Union has identified societal challenges that we are and will be facing in the years to come. Considering these challenges and the university strategy, research in Building Lighting must seek an optimum equilibrium between light and the three pillars Energy, Visual Environment, and Health. In order to best serve its user, the individual human being, good lighting design needs to consider and balance these three aspects.

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