Isamu Akasaki

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Birthday
30, 1929
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1929 (age 89)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for his creation of energy-saving sources of white light. He is also the recipient of many other distinguished honors, including the Order of Culture from the Japanese Emperor.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Electronics from Nagoya University in 1964.

Trivia

The royalties earned from his inventions led to the construction of the Nagoya University Akasaki Institute.

Family Life

He married a woman named Ryoko.

Associated With

He and Higgs boson discoverer Peter Higgs are both recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics.