Mr. Nakamura and his buddies scored a Nobel Prize in Physics this year, for their work in creating / discovering the magical blue LED… a key component of the white LED we see everywhere today. Good effort! At least with this year’s prize you can see the thing. Last year it was awarded in honour of the twisty-invisible-particle-whats-it that whizzes around in the Hadron Collider.
p.s. apologies, dear Will Shakespeare, for I hath truly mangled some of your text in the name of electronics humour.