n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Willard Boyle, 1924 - 2011 : news notes

Volume 70, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Boyle was awarded one half of the prize with George Smith for inventing the charge-coupled device (CCD). Boyle and Smith were both working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey when they made their discovery in 1969 - Boyle was director of device development at the lab and was Smith's boss; Smith was a department head. The other half of the 2009 prize went to Charles Kao for his work on optical fibre.

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