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And the Nobel Prize Winners Are...

Posted 10 years ago

Earlier this month on the Wolfram Blog, we wondered how many past winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were users of Mathematica, and we waited in anticipation to learn who would receive this year’s Prize.

Yesterday the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura for inventing efficient blue light-emitting diodes enabling bright and energy-saving white light sources.

Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

When Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura produced bright blue light beams from their semi-conductors in the early 1990s, they triggered a fundamental transformation of lighting technology. Red and green diodes had been around for a long time but without blue light, white lamps could not be created. Despite considerable efforts, both in the scientific community and in industry, the blue LED had remained a challenge for three decades.

In recognition of the winners' achievements, we wanted to highlight a few Nobel-inspired tweets submitted to Wolfram Tweet-a-Program focusing on the presence or absence of the color blue in images: enter image description here enter image description here

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Feeling inspired too? Tweet your Nobel-inspired code of 140 characters or less to @wolframtap and share them here on Community.

P.S. Don't miss our first Tweet-a-Program Challenge for Space Week!

POSTED BY: Emily Suess

Nice! Here is my Nobel-inspired code "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy" enter image description here

See The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

POSTED BY: Bernat Espigulé
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