Announcement of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics to Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, presented by Professor Gunnar Öquist, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 6 October 2009.
Following the announcement, Professor Joseph Nordgren explained to senior editor Simon Frantz how the achievements sharing the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics have revolutionized the way in which information can be transmitted globally.
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.