Willard Boyle

Willard S. Boyle

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Boyle in 2009
Born(1924-08-19)August 19, 1924
DiedMay 7, 2011(2011-05-07) (aged 86)
ResidenceCanada
CitizenshipCanada and United States[2]
Alma mater
Known forCharge-coupled device[3]
Spouse(s)
Betty Boyle (m. 1946)
Children4
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsApplied physics
InstitutionsBell Labs

Willard Sterling Boyle, CC (August 19, 1924 – May 7, 2011) was a Canadian physicist.[4] He was a pioneer in the field of laser technology and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device.[5] As director of Space Science and Exploratory Studies at Bellcomm he helped select lunar landing sites and provided support for the Apollo space program.[6]

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".[2]

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada — the award's highest level — on June 30, 2010.[7]

Early Life

Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, on August 19, 1924, Boyle was the son of a medical doctor and moved to Quebec with his father and mother Bernice when he was less than two.[8] He was home schooled by his mother until age fourteen, when he attended Montreal's Lower Canada College to complete his secondary education.[8]

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