Co-inventor of the blue LED and semiconductor tech specialist Hiroshi Amano (天野 浩). Illuminating our world with a more energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, Amano shared the 2014 Physics Prize with Isamu Akasaki (赤崎 勇) and Shuji Nakamura (中村修二).
What do you know about the father of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford, awarded the 1908 Chemistry Prize? In 1899 Rutherford demonstrated that there were at least two distinct types of radiation: alpha radiation and beta radiation. Read more:
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics rewarded new understanding of the universe’s structure and history - by James Peebles - and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system - made by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.
Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered - Rappler
‘Gains to America’: 1 third of US Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine are immigrants
Prof Ben Eggleton FAA FTSE @ProfBenEggleton ) received the 2004 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for his contribution to communications technology, specifically in optical physics. He was awarded the 2007 Pawsey Medal, and Fellowship in 2016. #PMPrizes @ScienceGovAu
When Marie Curie was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry she became the first person ever to receive two Nobel Prizes. She had previously received the Physics Prize for her work on radioactivity. #NobelPrize
Donna Strickland is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. "We need to celebrate women physicists because we're out there," she said upon hearing the news. “Hopefully in time it will move forward at a faster rate. I am honored to be one of those women.”
A math and physics teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor, has won a $1 million prize
There are two kinds of calls you get at 4:58 a.m. — the bad news kind, or the kind where someone tells you you've won the Nobel Prize in Physics.