Did you know that 50 years ago, Illinois alumnus Nick Holonyak Jr. demonstrated the first visible light-emitting diode (LED) while working at GE? Holonyak returned to Illinois as a professor in 1963, and has been unveiling new inventions on our campus ever since. Today, the LED he demonstrated in 1962 is used in everything from flashlights to spacecraft and countless applications in between.
You're invited to a campuswide celebration in honor of Prof. Holonyak. Have a piece of cake and talk with him about his many discoveries.
Tuesday, October 9, 11 a.m. South Lounge of the Illini Union
Free DVDs of the documentary "A Brilliant Idea" for the first 100 people.