‘Masters of Light’ Share Nobel in Physics

Three scientists who harnessed the power of light in ways that turned the Internet into a global phenomenon and launched the digital-camera revolution were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.Charles Kao, who was born in Shanghai and has both U.K. and U.S. citizenships, received half the total prize money of $1.4 million. Dr. Kao was lauded for a breakthrough that led to fiber-optic cables, the thin glass threads that carry a vast chunk of the world’s phone and data traffic.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125481670211367051.htmlAlso see:Father of fiber-optics snags share of Nobel Physics Prize
Charles Kao, whose work in the 1960s laid the foundation for today’s long-distance fiber-optic networks, has won a share of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.Kao, sometimes referred to as the “father of fiber-optic communications,” was formally honored by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm “for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138995/Father_of_fiber_optics_snags_share_of_Nobel_Physics_Prize

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