Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Third Man (or woman)?

Congratulations to Shuji Nakamura and co-workers for being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources". Our newsletter editor, John Grange, met with Nakamura several years ago whilst in Japan not long after visiting Leo Esaki at IBM, a previous physics prize winner. He may not manage a hat-trick but it is fun to speculate on who could be candidate number three.

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