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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009
Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle, George E. Smith

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Charles K. Kao - Facts

Charles Kuen Kao

Charles Kuen Kao

Born: 4 November 1933, Shanghai, China

Affiliation at the time of the award: Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, United Kingdom, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Prize motivation: "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication"

Field: fiber technology, instrumentation

Prize share: 1/2

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