George E. Smith

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George E. Smith
George Elwood Smith

(1930-05-10) May 10, 1930 (age 93)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago (PhD 1959)
University of Pennsylvania (BSc 1955)
Known forCharge-coupled device
AwardsStuart Ballantine Medal (1973)
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award (1974)
Draper Prize (2006)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2009)
Scientific career
FieldsApplied physics
InstitutionsBell Labs

George Elwood Smith (born May 10, 1930) is an American scientist and applied physicist. He is known for being the co-inventor of the charge-coupled device (CCD).

He was awarded a one-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography".[1]

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  1. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009, Nobel Foundation, 2009-10-06, retrieved 2009-10-06.

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