Charles Kuen (“K. C.”) Kao CBE FRS[2] FREng[3] (traditional Chinese: 高錕; simplified Chinese: 高锟; pinyin: Gāo Kūn (Kao Kuen); born 4 November 1933) is a pioneer in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, widely regarded as the “Father of Fiber Optics” or “Father of Fiber Optic Communications“,[4][5][6][7][8] was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”.[9]

Interview about the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics

3 Americans Share 2009 Nobel Physics Prize

2009 Nobel Prize Physic – Charles Kao Introduction.

Charles KAO, Father of Fiber Optic Communications


The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan (Tamil: வெங்கட்ராமன் ராமகிருஷ்ணன்; born 1952 in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India) is a structural biologist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.[1] He received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”.[2]

V Ramakrishnan wins Nobel prize for Chemistry News National

Nobel Laureate Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

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