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Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamuraat receive Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics

The winners of the Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics received their awards on Wednesday at a ceremony in Stockholm.


Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamuraat receive Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics

Stockholm: The winners of the Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics received their awards on Wednesday at a ceremony in Stockholm.

This year, 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.”

The prize money of SEK 8 million will be shared equally between the Laureates.

The laureates triggered a transformation of lighting technology when they produced bright blue light from semiconductors in the 1990s, something scientist had struggled with for decades, the Nobel committee said.

Isamu Akasaki, 85, is a professor at Meijo University, Nagoya, and a distinguished professor at Nagoya University, Japan.

54-year-old Hiroshi Amano is also a professor at Nagoya University, Japan.

Shuji Nakamura, who is an American citizen, is a professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

While the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature was awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded at a separate ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

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