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  2. Charles K. Kao – Facts -

    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.

  3. Charles K. Kao – Biographical -

    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.

  4. In memory of Charles Kao | Nature Photonics

    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...

  5. Charles K. Kao – Prize presentation -

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Charles K. Kao—Father of Fiber Optics - PMC

    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 ...

  8. Charles K. Kao - Wikiwand

    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. In the 1960s, Kao created various methods to combine glass fibers with lasers in order to transmit digital data, which laid the groundwork for the ...

  9. Charles K. Kao's 88th Birthday - Google

    Charles K. Kao's 88th Birthday. Today’s Doodle celebrates the visionary Chinese-born, British-American physicist and educator Charles K. Kao, considered the father of fiber optics whose ...

  10. Charles Kao | Optica

    Sep 23, 2018. Charles Kao, OSA member and Nobel Prize recipient (2009) in Physics, passed away on 23 September 2018 at the age of 84. Kao, whose seminal work on fiber optics laid the groundwork for the development of modern communications, was awarded the Nobel Prize for “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in ...

  11. Charles K. Kao: Google pays tribute to 'father of fiber ...

    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.