10 Unknown Facts About Charles K. Kao

Charles Kao was Famous Physicist and electric engeneer, Who developed the use of fiber optics in Telecommunications.

Charles Kao was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009.

Kao Was Home-schooled Until He Was 10 Years.

His Wife, Gwen May-Wan Kao, was also an Engineer.

He Came From a Learned Family Lineage

Kao is the Father of Fiber Optics

His Nobel Prize Paid for His Medical Expenses

Apart from the Nobel prize, Kao received other awards and recognition over the years.

Auditorium in the Hong Kong Science Park & north wing of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Science Center were named in his honour.

In 2010, He co-founded a non-profit organisation for awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.

“Ideas do not always come in a flash but by diligent trial-and-error experiments that take time and thought.”

- Charles K. Kao

Kao died at Bradbury Hospice in Hong Kong on 23rd September 2018 at the age of 84.