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 Kuen Kao. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009. Born: 4 November 1933, Shanghai, China. Died: 23 September 2018, Hong Kong, N/A. Affiliation at the time of the award: Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, United Kingdom; Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
Charles Kuen Kao is known as the “father of fiber optic communications” for his discovery in the 1960s of certain physical properties of glass, which laid the groundwork for high-speed data communication in the Information Age. Before Kao's pioneering work, glass fibers were widely believed to be unsuitable as a conductor of information ...
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.