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George E. Smith
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Born
George Elwood Smith

May 10, 1930 (1930-05-10) (age 90)
Nationality American
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)
Scientific career
Fields Applied physics
Institutions Bell Labs

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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