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Exceptional conference with Hiroshi Amano, Nobel Prize in Physics, Inventor of blue LEDs

from April 10, 2017 to April 11, 2017
10 April, 2.30pm, Amphi Weil
11 April, 6.30pm, Atelier Canopé
Physics, Scientific culture and humanities

Blue LEDs and Future Electronics for a Sustainable Society

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Free entry, registration required
Conferences in English

BROADCAST LIVE on this web page from 2.30pm

Although largely unknown, gallium nitride (GaN) and similar materials have an important impact on our daily lives. This compound with semiconductor properties is used in optoelectronics, the area of expertise of Prof. Amano, and is at the origin of the development of blue LEDs.
Blue LEDs? These are the ones that allow our smartphone screens or video games to be multicolored today. They also, when combined with yellow phosphors, produce white light at lower cost for public or domestic lighting thanks to their physical properties. Which, for example, will reduce electricity consumption by 7% by 2020 in Japan! Another example of major application is the sterilization of water, which opens up many environmental perspectives.

At this conference, Professor Amano will describe this research and how it contributes to the development of a more sustainable society.

About H. Amano
H. Amano is Director of the Center of Integrated Research of Future Electronics, at the University of Nagoya, Japan. He began his research in the semiconductor field in 1983 while still a student. He is a specialist in the specific materials used in blue light-emitting diodes, whose invention earned him the Nobel Prize 2014 in physics with I. Akasaki et S. Nakamura.

- Conference Amphi Weil (10apr. 2.30pm)
- Conference Atelier Canopé (11apr. 6.30pm)
Conferences in English, reception 30min before


Practical informations / Places


Amphi Weil, avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire
Atelier Canopé, av. Général Champon, Grenoble
Updated on April 7, 2017

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