Willard Boyle, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Willard Boyle

Canadian physicist and inventor

Date of Birth: 19-Aug-1924

Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Death: 07-May-2011

Profession: photographer, physicist, inventor

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Willard Boyle

  • Willard Sterling Boyle, (August 19, 1924 – May 7, 2011) was a Canadian physicist.
  • He was a pioneer in the field of laser technology and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device.
  • As director of Space Science and Exploratory Studies at Bellcomm he helped select lunar landing sites and provided support for the Apollo space program.On October 6, 2009, it was announced that he would share 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".He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada — the award's highest level — on June 30, 2010.

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