Charles Kao Wins Nobel Prize For PhysicsOctober 6th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Updates from the Nobel Prize front seems to indicate that the winner in the category for Physics this year has been the UK/US national Charles Kao, who is accompanied by George Smith and Willard Boyle in his victorious sojourn at the Nobels. According to the reports from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Institute, chose to pay an honor to the field of communication in this rapidly advancing, technologically spurred world, that stresses on the agenda of lightning fast communication.
Kao is going to be sharing the $1.4 million cash prize that he will receive from the Nobel with fellow researchers Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith. According to the excerpts from the Nobel committee, “In 1966, Charles K. Kao made a discovery that led to a breakthrough in fiber optics. He carefully calculated how to transmit light over long distances via optical glass fibers. With a fiber of purest glass it would be possible to transmit light signals over 100 kilometers, compared to only 20 meters for the fibers available in the 1960s.”
The announcement for the winners in the field of Physics was announced on Tuesday in Stockholm. The invention of Kao and the others is held to be significant in the field of data transfer for the net as well as phone. It significantly helped in the matters of the digicam of late.
The scientist who is known to reside in Britain has for many years worked as an engineer at the Standard Telephones and Cables (STC). He is a graduate from the University of Greenwich.
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