Wen and Agogino Win Top Lighting Award

Yao-Jung Wen and Alice M. Agogino won the 2012 Leon Gaster Award for Lighting Technology for 2011 (Society of Light and Lighting) for the paper “Control of Wireless-networked Lighting in Open-plan Offices” published in Volume 43 Issue 2  of Lighting Research & Technology. The Leon Gaster Award is a best paper award from the previous year’s Lighting Research and Technology, the Society of Light and Lighting’s research journal. Leon Gaster was the founder of the Society; in 1909 he founded the Illuminating Engineering Society and the IES was the forerunner of the Society of Light and Lighting.  The award was first made in 1929. The award ceremony took place on May 29th at the Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London in the Huxley Lecture Theatre, followed by a reception with a “Gorilla Lighting” event in the reptile house where one of the scenes from the first Harry Potter movie took place. A copy of the paper is being made aailable for free on the journal’s award page.