x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Fibre optic team wins Nobel prize

The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K Kao, Willard S Boyle and George E Smith for breakthroughs involving the transmission of light in fibre optics

The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K Kao, Willard S Boyle and George E Smith for breakthroughs involving the transmission of light in fibre optics and inventing an imaging semiconductor circuit. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said all three have American citizenship. Mr Kao also holds British citizenship while Mr Boyle is a Canadian dual national. The award includes a 10 million kronor ($1.4m) purse, a diploma and an invitation to the prize ceremonies in Stockholm on December 10.

*AP