Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 details available here...Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to 3 Scientists  "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources". The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and envi-ronment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. The advent of LED lamps have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.
Isamu Akasaki (Japanese citizen) 
Born in 1929 (Chiran, Japan)
Ph.D. 1964 from Nagoya University, Japan. Professor at Meijo
University, Nagoya, and Distinguished Professor at Nagoya
University, Japan.

Hiroshi Amano (Japanese citizen) 
Born in 1960  (Hamamatsu)
Japan. Ph.D. 1989 from Nagoya University, Japan. Professor at
Nagoya University, Japan.

Shuji Nakamura (American citizen)
Born in 1954 (Ikata, Japan)
Ph.D. 1994 from University of Tokushima, Japan. Professor at
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.