When I was a student at UCSB, I worked in the Computer Support group for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

While I never met him personally, I passed by Nakamura’s office countless times when working. Every time I passed, I thought how amazing it was that the inventor of the blue LED was a professor at our university.

This was a fascinating story of how the blue LED was invented: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF8d72mA41M