The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation

October 14, 2015 - October 14, 2015
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Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the blue light emitting diode (LED), a result of his tireless devotion to his research in the field of semiconductor technology. Now a Nobel laureate and holder of over 100 patents, Dr. Nakamura has the primary goal of fostering innovation in the U.S. and Japan. In this lecture, he discusses his achievements, his thoughts on innovation in Japan and the U.S., and the effect that Japan’s corporate culture has on its scientists. Dr. Nakamura, a strong proponent for revolutionizing Japan’s corporate and educational structures, also touches upon what Japan can do as a nation to improve the way it conducts business.

Dr. Shuji Nakamura
, Professor, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jun Makihara
, Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society

6-6:30 pm        Registration
6:30-7:30         Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8              Reception

Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact Business & Policy at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • Oct 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm