Interview with the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physics Charles K. Kao, and his wife, Mrs May W. (Gwen) Kao, 6 December 2009. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Professor Kao was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2004. He and his wife agreed to participate in the interview and have it posted on Nobelprize.org.
Telephone interview with Charles K. Kao and his wife, Mrs May W. (Gwen) Kao, recorded on 11 October 2009, six days following the announcement of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
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