Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, both are from Japan, and a U.S. Scientist Shuji Nakamura has been awarded Nobel Prize 2014 for Physics jointly. The Nobel Prize 2014 ceremony took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden, on Wednesday, 10th December, 2014.
These three famous scientists honoured with the world’s most respective and valuable prize for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.
Winner of Nobel Prize 2014 for Physics
A Japanese-American professor, Shuji Nakamura born on 22nd May, 1954 at Ikata, Ehime, Japan. He has an American Nationality. Shuji has completed his BE degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokushima in 1977. He has also completed his ME degree. Shuji awarded the most valuable prize, Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in Blue and White LEDs. He has also won other awards like Havery Prize in 2009, Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in 2008, Millennium Techonology Prize in 2006, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2002 and Asahi Prize in 2001.
Isamu Akasaki is a Japanese Scientist. He born on 30th January, 1929 at Chiran, Kawanabe, Kagoshima Prefecture. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1952 and received a Doctor of Engineering degree in Electronics from Nagoya University in 1964. Akasaki is a professor at Meijo University and distinguished professor at Nagoya University. Isamu invented the bright gallium nitride p-n junction blue LED in 1989 and the high brightness GaN blue LED. Isamu received 2014 Nobel Prize for his contribution. He also received valuable awards like Asahi Prize 2001, Takeda Award 2002. IEEE dison Medal 2011.
Hiroshi Amano is a Japanese Physicist. He born on 11th September, 1960 at Hamamatsu. Hiroshi has completed his BE in 1983, ME in 1985 and DE in 1989 from Nagoya University. He joined Professor Isamu Akasaki’s group in 1982 as an undergraduate student. He is known for Blue and White LEDs.