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Nobel Prize winner Charles Kao says never expected such honor

2009-10-07 08:32 BJT

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Charles Kao, widely regarded as the "Father of Fiber Optic Communications," said he never expected to receive the honor of a Nobel Prize, according to a bulletin released on Tuesday by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he served as vice-chancellor.

Charles Kao, widely regarded as the "Father of Fiber Optic Communications," said he never expected to receive the honor of a Nobel Prize, according to a bulletin released on Tuesday by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he served as vice-chancellor.
Charles Kao, widely regarded as the "Father of Fiber Optic
Communications," said he never expected to receive the
honor of a Nobel Prize, according to a bulletin released
on Tuesday by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
where he served as vice-chancellor.

Kenneth Young, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, quoted the response of Charles Kao towards receiving the Nobel prize.

"I am absolutely speechless and never expected such an honor. The Nobel has never been given out for applied sciences before. This is very unexpected. Fiber Optics has changed the world of information so much in these last forty years. It certainly is due to the fiber optical networks that the news has traveled so fast."