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Reception shines light on Holonyak

URBANA — Fifty years after demonstrating the first visible light-emitting diode, or LED, Nick Holonyak Jr. received a standing ovation from friends, colleagues and aspiring researchers at an event Tuesday celebrating his achievements.

Campus set to honor LED inventor Holonyak

URBANA — Nick Holonyak Jr. does not shy away from a challenge, especially in science.

So when chemists at General Electric criticized his approach to making lasers back in 1962, he responded directly and, in his mind, appropriately.

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