Shuji Nakamura

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Birthday
22, 1954
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese scientist who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of blue light-emitting diodes, which are used in the creation of Blu-Ray discs. He has served as a professor in the Materials Department of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before Fame

He earned a Master of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokushima.

Trivia

He was awarded a bonus of around $9 million by the Nichia Corporation for his patents, which was the largest bonus ever paid by a Japanese company at the time.

Family Life

He has children named Hitomi, Arisa and Fumie.

Associated With

Like American physicist Clifford Shull, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics.