Nobel Prize winner is a beacon of light for scientists’ rights

Shuji Nakamura may now be known for his invention of LED bulbs, but his role in safeguarding rights of scientists cannot be overlooked.

ABU DHABI // Dr Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for revolutionising the way we light the world, but it is his legal legacy for which the scientific community thanks him most.

The Japanese-American invented the blue LED, a device that led to the creation of highly efficient white LED bulbs, cutting energy costs the world over.