News -  October 07, 2014

IAS Visiting Professor Shuji Nakamura received Nobel Prize

Prof. Shuji NAKAMURA, IAS Visiting Professor

IAS extends its heartiest congratulations to Prof. Shuji NAKAMURA, IAS Visiting Professor, for being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for “the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Prof. Nakamura is widely recognized as pioneer in light emitters based on wide-bandgap semiconductors. With the invention of the blue laser diode and the blue, green and white light-emitting diodes (LED) which indicate major breakthrough in lighting technology, Prof. Nakamura is honored as the “Father of blue LED”.

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