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Hiroshi Amano

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Hiroshi Amano
天野 浩
Born (1960-09-11) September 11, 1960 (age 63)
Alma materNagoya University
Known forBlue and white LEDs
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (2014)
Person of Cultural Merit (2014)
Order of Culture (2014)
Foreign Member of National Academy of Engineering (2016)
Scientific career
InstitutionsNagoya University
Doctoral advisorIsamu Akasaki

Hiroshi Amano (天野 浩, Amano Hiroshi, born September 11, 1960) is a Japanese physicist, engineer and inventor. His work focused on semiconductor technology. He won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".[2]


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  1. "University Webpage". Nagoya University. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. "The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics - Press Release". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.