Two West Virginia University physics professors are excellent commentators on the Nobel Prize in physics awarded to three scientists for their breakthroughs that helped usher in the digital age.

Larry Halliburton is an expert in optical materials and the effects of optical defects, and can speak about the impact of the work Charles K. Kao, who won for “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.

Halliburton can be reached at

Earl Scime, Eberly Distinguished Professor and chair of physics, is available to discuss the work of Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, who “invented the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor, a CCD (Charge-Coupled Device).” Scime uses CCDs in his research.

Scime is reachable at

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