Nick Holonyak

American physicist

Nick Holonyak, Jr. (November 3, 1928September 18, 2022) was an American engineer and educator who invented the first visible LED in 1962 while working as a consulting scientist at a General Electric Company laboratory in Syracuse, New York and has been called "the father of the light-emitting diode".

Nick Holonyak (circa 2002)

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  • It is electromagnetism (EM) in all its many forms that has been so basic, that haunts us and guides us.
    • about what has been the guiding idea for the development of transistor electronics, in a foreword of the special Indian Edition of Rao (2006). Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics, Sixth Edition. Pearson Education India. p. xix. ISBN 8131703991. 

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