Charles K. Kao. Sir Charles Kao Kuen GBM KBE FRS FREng      (November 4, 1933 – September 23, 2018) was an electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications.
Charles Kao, in full Charles Kuen Kao, Pinyin Gao Kun, (born November 4, 1933, Shanghai, China—died September 23, 2018, Hong Kong), physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009 for his discovery of how light can be transmitted through fibre-optic cables.
Charles K. Kao Biographical . Family Background The Kao family comes from a township called Zhangyan in the Jinshan district near Shanghai, China 1. As landowners, the family would have been considered wealthy. The sons of each generation would be well educated in the style of the times.
Charles Kuen Kao is the father of optical fibre communications whose vision changed the world. On 23 September, Charles Kao passed away in Shatin, Hong Kong, at the age of 84. The news spread ...
HONG KONG — Charles Kuen Kao, a Nobel laureate in physics whose research in the 1960s revolutionized the field of fiber optics and helped lay the technical groundwork for the information age ...
Watch a video clip of the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Charles K. Kao, receiving his Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on 10 December 2009.
Charles K. Kao was a “visionary Chinese-born, British-American physicist and educator” whose invention changed how society communicates. He is honored with a Google Doodle on November 4, 2021.
The latest Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 88th birthday of the late Charles K. Kao, the pioneering engineer behind fiber optic communication widely used by the internet today.
The Honorable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng (November 4, 1933 – September 23, 2018) was a Chinese-born American and British electrical engineer and physicist. He helped discover the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications.
Professor Charles K. Kao joined CUHK as reader and chair of the then new Department of Electronics. He was later appointed as the first Professor of Electronics. He was Vice-Chancellor of CUHK from 1987 till his retirement in 1996.