Great Immigrant, Great American

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Carnegie Corporation names Professor Shuji Nakamura one of 38 ‘Great Immigrants’.

Of all the Nobel Prize winners in the United States, roughly a third are  — or have been — immigrants. At UC Santa Barbara, four of the campus’s six Nobel laureates are foreign born. Among them is UCSB professor Shuji Nakamura of Japan, who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the bright-blue LED.

He is one of 38 naturalized citizens whose contributions to the U.S. will be celebrated by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its annual “Great Immigrants” tribute... read more

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