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PTECH students attend lecture by Nobel Prize winner

May 4, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
PTECH students Aislynn Ward (left) and Jasmine Tate meet 2014 Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakumura at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility in Malta.

PTECH students Aislynn Ward (left) and Jasmine Tate meet 2014 Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakumura at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility in Malta.

MAY 4, 2016 – PTECH students Aislynn Ward and Jasmine Tate earlier this month represented the school at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility in Malta for a presentation by 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physics Shuji Nakumura.

During the April 15 visit, Ward and Tate met Nakumura and had him sign copies of the book “Brilliant! Shuji Nakamura and the Revolution in Lighting Technology” by Bob Johnstone.

Nakamura is a Japanese-born American electronic engineer and inventor who is known for inventing the blue LED, a major breakthrough in lighting technology, for which he received the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics. Blue LEDs are used in smart phones, TVs, computer LCD screens, Blu-ray players, and countless other forms of lighting.

Tate said the trip to Fab 8 was a great learning experience. “He was confident and good at presenting, very smart,” she said of Nakumura.

The presentation was part of the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 Distinguished Lecturer Series.

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