Charles Kao

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Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Sep 23, 2018 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Sep 23, 2018 (84)

About

Electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. He is sometimes referred to as the "Godfather of Broadband" and he was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for his achievements in fiber optics.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University College London.

Trivia

He has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease since early 2004.

Family Life

He married May-Wan Kao in 1959.

Associated With

Like Madame Curie, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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