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2020.02.24
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Dr. Shuji Nakamura – a Noble Laureate in Physics – Gives a Lecture in Sanoh

Sanoh invites experts in various fields from outside the company to give lectures under the title of “Sanoh Colloquium” to support self-development.

Dr. Shuji Nakamura (Professor in the Materials & ECE Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara), the 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, gave a lecture in our Koga Plant (Ibaraki Prefecture) on January 27 (Mon). The theme of this lecture was the “Invention of the Blue LED and Future Solid-state Light Sources). He talked about how he won the Nobel Prize by inventing the blue LED with limited equipment and budget. He also spoke about laser lighting being used in place of LED lighting as a future light source.

In addition to our employees, we invited the Mayor of Koga, employees of companies in the neighborhood and students to listen to this lecture on the day.

Dr. Shuji Nakamura responded with smiles to the questions and commemorative photograph requests that came at him one after another in the social gathering where participants crowded around him after his lecture. This made it an unforgettable day for the participants.