WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7, 2014 -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) congratulates Isamu Akasaki of Mejio University and Nagoya University, Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University and Shuji Nakamura of University of California, Santa Barbara for winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. "The blue LED is a fundamental invention that is rapidly changing the way we bring light to every corner of the home, the street and the workplace -- a practical invention that comes from a fundamental understanding of physics in the solid state," said H. Frederick Dylla, the executive director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics.
"With the International Year of Light in 2015, the world will be celebrating LEDs and their efficient, commercial applications for general lighting, high-tech research and life-saving medicines," he added.
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