The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".

 

 

Isamu Akasaki

Born: 30 January 1929, Chiran, Japan

Affiliation at the time of the award: Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Prize motivation: "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

Field: semiconductor technology

 

 

 

Hiroshi Amano

Born: 11 September 1960, Hamamatsu, Japan

Affiliation at the time of the award: Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Prize motivation: "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

Field: semiconductor technology

 

 

Shuji Nakamura

Born: 22 May 1954, Ikata, Japan

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Prize motivation: "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

Field: semiconductor technology

 

 

 

 

 

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