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George E. Smith
George Elwood Smith
May 10, 1930
White Plains, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Chicago (PhD 1959)
University of Pennsylvania (BSc 1955)
|Known for||Charge-coupled device|
|Awards||Stuart Ballantine Medal (1973)
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award (1974)
Draper Prize (2006)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2009)
George Elwood Smith (born May 10, 1930) is an American scientist and applied physicist. He is known for being the co-inventor of the charge-coupled device (CCD).
He was awarded a one-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography".
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