The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

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