Watch pureLiFi’s CSO Professor Harald Haas at the Institute of Physics’ event

Professor Haas shares his LiFi vision at the Institute of Physics on the International Day of Light

Professor Harald Haas shared his 15-year journey through LiFi at the Institute of Physics’  ( IOP ) new flagship building in London’s Knowledge Quarter, Kings Cross. Known as the “Father of LiFi” following the Global Ted Talk from 2011, Professor Harald Haas is also the co-founder of pureLiFi, as well as University of Edinburgh professor.

The cooperation between pureLiFi and the IOP is part of a broad programme that aims to inspire innovation in physics, where Professor Harald Haas gave the inaugural talk as part of a series of Physics Innovation talks. On the International Day of Light, he shared how pureLiFi has grown from a few researchers in a lab to implementing more than 130 deployments across more than 24 countries.

The audience discovered how LiFi technology has the potential to transform our daily lives. LiFi is a wireless technology which holds the key to solving challenges faced by 5G. LiFi is more reliable, virtually interference free and uniquely more secure than radio technology such as Wi-Fi or cellular. It uses the light spectrum to transmit high speed data that can reach multiple gigabit data rates. To learn more about Gigabit LiFi, follow the link to download our guide.

At the event, “The Father of LiFi” also shared his vision for the future of this transformative technology. You can view the talk and follow Q&A here. The event also allowed the audience to experience LiFi live using the LiFi Demonstrator installed in IOP’s Accelerator Centre. It is a permanent feature, as IOP’s Head of Science and Innovation, Anne Crean, mentions:

“The LiFi Demonstrator will be a permanent feature at IOP’s Accelerator Centre, a new resource that will support physics businesses taking disruptive technology to market.”

Haas considers the chance to share his vision for LiFi and the future of this transformative technology at the Insitute of Physics the right place, while Professor Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive at the Institute of Physics, comments:

“LiFi is a superb example of how innovations in physics have the potential to resolve 21st century problems […]”


Watch the full talk and Q&A here


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