Nobel Prize in Physics: The birth of the blue LED
In October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that three Japanese scientists, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the development of efficient blue GaN LEDs.
LED firm rejects Nobel laureate's olive branch
Nakamura, who shared this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for the invention of efficient blue LEDs, offered an olive branch to Nichia by asking to meet with the head of the company, only to be told by the firm to spend his "precious time" on research ...
3 Researchers Just Won $3 Million For Their Game-Changing Physics Finding
The Breakthrough Prizes doled out a total of $36 million to 11 other science and technology researchers studying mathematics, fundamental physics, and life sciences. That's nearly three times more than today's Nobel Prize money award, which amounts to ...
ANU Nobel Prize laureate Brian Schmidt receives new science honour
In 2011, Professor Schmidt and Adam Reiss from John Hopkins University led the team and shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Saul Perlmutter and a team from the University of California, Berkley, for the discovery. "I am thrilled that our team could ...