Actively engaging in a dialogue with the public, their lived experiences and diverse perspectives help scientists to push boundaries in the right direction. In search for how to connect, we found that organisations with experiences and access to the public – artists, museums, clubs, retailers, tourism, magazines – play a key role.


New discoveries of the connection between light flowing into the eyes and deep brain circuits that powerfully steer physiological functions beyond vision prompted a re-thinking of architectural and lighting designs with human health in mind. My colleague Joachim Stormly Hansen and I have jointly written about how to use this knowledge to be aware of the light exposure that surrounds us. The articles are published in Danish and Swedish magazines: Ljus 3-2019 and Ljuskultur 6-2019 (