Prof Thomas Hou, California Institute of Technology; Visiting Professor of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
24 Oct 2014 (Friday)
IAS Visiting Professor Shuji Nakamura received Nobel Prize 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 â€œthe invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sourcesâ€. 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 â€œFather of blue LEDâ€.