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Sir Charles Kuen Kao

Sir Charles Kuen Kao, has died in Sha Tin, Hongkong



Sir Charles Kuen Kao (4 November 1933 – 23 September 2018) was a Hong Kong electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fibre optics in telecommunications.

In the 1960s, Kao created various methods to combine glass fibres with lasers in order to transmit digital data, which laid the groundwork for the evolution of the Internet.

Known as the Godfather of Broadband, the Father of Fibre Optics, and the Father of Fiber Optic Communications, Kao was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.

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6. October 2018, Beni Muller + Iris Bollinger
 


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