George E. Smith

George Elwood Smith (born Mey 10, 1930) is an American scientist, applee'd pheesicist, an co-inventor o the chairge-coupled device (CCD). He wis awairdit a ane-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Pheesics for "the invention o an eemagin semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which haes acome an electronic ee in awmaist aw auries o photografie".[1] In 2017, Smith wis annoonced as ane o fower winners o the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Ingineerin, for his contreibution tae the creation o deegital eemagin sensors.[2]

George E. Smith
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Born (1930-05-10) 10 Mey 1930 (age 92)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Alma materVarsity o Chicago (PhD 1959)
Varsity o Pennsylvanie (BSc 1955)
Kent forChairge-coupled device
AwairdsStuart Ballantine Medal (1973)
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Awaird (1974)
Draper Prize (2006)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2009)
Scientific career
FieldsApplee'd pheesics
InstitutionsBell Labs


  1. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009, Nobel Foundation, 6 October 2009, retrieved 6 October 2009.
  2. "2017 QEPrize Winners - Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering". Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (in Inglis). Retrieved 10 Mairch 2017.