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Basic Research: ‘What Has Physics Ever Done for Us?’

Jude Dineley

Basic Research: ‘What Has Physics Ever Done for Us?’

While the benefits of basic physics research may not always be so obvious, as the seed from which tomorrow’s big technological advances will grow, it must be nurtured.

Hiroshi Amano: How Blue Light Changed the World

Susanne Dambeck

Hiroshi Amano: How Blue Light Changed the World

Finding a method to produce blue LEDs not only rendered flatscreen TVs and smartphones possible, among others. It also means lighting the world.Finding a method to produce blue LEDs not only rendered flatscreen TVs and smartphones possible, among others. It also means lighting the world.

Hiroshi Amano: Wie blaues Licht die Welt veränderte

Susanne Dambeck

Hiroshi Amano: Wie blaues Licht die Welt veränderte

Blaue LEDs ermöglichten nicht nur Flachbildfernseher und Smartphones, sie bedeuten auch energiesparende Leuchtmittel für die ganze Welt.Blaue LEDs ermöglichten nicht nur Flachbildfernseher und Smartphones, sie bedeuten auch energiesparende Leuchtmittel für die ganze Welt.

Stephanie Hanel

Illuminated three times – Nobel Prize in Physics for the lighting technology of the 21st century

After decades of research Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura had a decisive breakthrough: The blue LED.

Stephanie Hanel

Dreimal erleuchtet – Physiknobelpreis für die Licht-Technik des 21. Jahrhunderts

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano und Shuji Nakamura gelang nach Jahrzehnten der entscheidende Durchbruch: Die blaue Leuchtdiode.

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Nobel Prize 2014: Out of the Blue

This year’s physics prize has been awarded to three scientists responsible for developing blue LED diodes.