Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Nobel Prize for Digital Photography

A Canadian shares this prestigious award this morning! I just listened to an interview with William S. Boyle (left) on CBC television - he was sitting in his 6th floor condo in Halifax harbour, overlooking the ocean - how humble and kind and now famous! Three scientists who created the technology behind digital photography and helped link the world through fiber-optic networks shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics today. Charles K. Kao was cited for his breakthrough involving the transmission of light in fiber optics while Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith were honored for inventing an imaging semiconductor circuit known as the CCD sensor. Our world (my world) is a different place because of their genius.

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