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On April 5th the unveiling of an IEEE Milestone plaque will take place at the Physics Department of Dundee University. This is the latest award to the UK & Ireland Section to celebrate historic achievements in electro-technology.

The Milestone recognises the innovation of the discovery of amorphous silicon thin-film field effect transistors which were an unexpected and essential step in development of large screen flat TV displays using LCDs. This work was done by Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the Physics Department of Dundee University.

The unveiling will be done by IEEE President Elect, Jose Moura, in conjunction with representatives of Dundee University.


10:30 Registration and coffee

11:00 Welcome address by the University

11:15 Introduction to the IEEE history activities and the Milestone program by Professor Mike Hinchey, Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Section

11:30 Unveiling of the plaque by the IEEE President-elect Professor Jose Moura

12:00 Buffet lunch

13:00 Symposium of talks on the evolution of flat panel display technology, with contributions from Professor Cyril Hilsum FRS, Professor Sir William Stewart FRS, Professor Jim Cairns, Emeritus Professor Dundee University, and others to be confirmed.

16:00 Conclusion

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