Telephone interview with Isamu Akasaki following the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, 8 October 2014. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media.
Isamu Akasaki, the pioneer of the blue LED, was working at Meijo University when he got the news that he had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. Hear Isamu Akasaki talk about his reaction and the many congratulatory messages he received: “This shows the authority and greatness of the Nobel Prize”.
Their work and discoveries range from how cells adapt to changes in levels of oxygen to our ability to fight global poverty.
See them all presented here.