Willard Boyle
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Willard S. Boyle
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Born(1924-08-19)August 19, 1924
DiedMay 7, 2011(2011-05-07) (aged 86)
Wallace, Nova Scotia [1]
Alma materMcGill University
Lower Canada College
Known forCharge-coupled device
AwardsIEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award
Draper Prize
Nobel Prize in Physics (2009)
Scientific career
FieldsApplied physics
InstitutionsBell Labs

Willard Sterling Boyle, CC (August 19, 1924– May 7, 2011)[2] was a Canadian physicist[3][4] and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device.[5] On October 6, 2009, he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor".[6]


Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, he was the son of a medical doctor and moved to Quebec with his father and mother Beatrice when he was three.[7] He was home schooled by his mother until age fourteen, when he attended Montreal's Lower Canada College to complete his secondary education.[7] Boyle attended McGill University, but his education was interrupted in 1943, when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.[7] He was loaned to the Britain's Royal Navy, where he was learning how to land Spitfires on aircraft carriers as the war ended.[7] He gained a Bachelor of Science (1947), Master of Science (1948) and PhD (1950) from McGill University.[8]

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