Wednesday, October 08, 2014

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

So much for Nobel Prize prediction. This year, everyone got it wrong and not even close!

The Nobel prize in physics this year goes to the invention of the blue LED using GaN  semiconductors. It is an example of the periodicity of the Nobel committee to award to a practical and useful invention, which is actually the intent of Alfred Nobel when he first created the award.


1 comment:

Douglas Natelson said...

Ahem. I mentioned LEDs :-) (Though I thought Nakamura would share it with others, incl. Holonyak, and I only mentioned that slate as one of many possibilities. But still.)