- Joined Aug 27, 2009
Why does this guy not have a Nobel prize when the 2014 Nobel physics prize was for blue LEDs?
http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/optoelectronics/red-hotBut Tuesday's Nobel Prize in physics to the men who created the first blue LED prompted the retired University of Illinois professor to question why that LED is worthy while his — the very first — is not. In an interview with The Associated Press in the Urbana, Illinois, assisted-living facility where he resides, the 85-year-old Holonyak said the blue LED would never have happened without the work he and others did in the early 1960s.
"The LED as you know it today comes from us," he said, sitting next to his bed thumbing through the book "The Bright Stuff," about him and his invention. "The blue LED? You cannot get to it, cannot (without that)."