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  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, John O'Keefe

    In this July 27, 2006 photo, Shuji Nakamura, professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, smiles in Tokyo. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones.

  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, John O'Keefe

    Meijo University Prof. Isamu Akasaki waves upon arriving at a news conference after learning he won the Nobel Prize in physics at the university in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Japanese scientists, Akasaki, 85, Nagoya University Prof. Hiroshi Amano, 54, and Shuji Nakamura, 60, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, won Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, John O'Keefe
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    Nobel prize winners (left) John O'Keefe and (right) Hiroshi Amano. John O'Keefe- Born: 1939, New York, NY, USA Affiliation at the time of the award: University College, London, United Kingdom Prize motivation: "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain" Field: physiology, spatial behavior. Hiroshi Amano This undated photo shows Hiroshi Amano, 54, a professor at Nagoya University, Japan. Japanese scientists Amano, Isamu Akasaki, 85, a professor at Meijo University, Nagoya, and Shuji Nakamura, 60, of the University of California at Santa Barbara won Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, John O'Keefe

    Nobel prize winners (left) Edvard Moser and (right) May-Britt Moser. Edvard Moser- Born: 1962, Ålesund, Norway Affiliation at the time of the award: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trondheim, Norway Prize motivation: "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain" Field: physiology, spatial behavior. May-Britt Moser Born: 1963, Fosnavåg, Norway Affiliation at the time of the award: Centre for Neural Computation, Trondheim, Norway Prize motivation: "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain" Field: physiology, spatial behavior.

  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, John O'Keefe

    Projected images of Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura are displayed as its announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, Tuesday Oct. 7, 2014 that the Nobel Prize in physics goes to Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura.

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