ICTs and Nobel Prizes


The 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics has a decided ICT theme to it!  Congratulations to the following:

  • Half of the prize goes to Charles K. Kao (Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Harlow, United Kingdom; Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) “for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”; and
  • Half of the prize is shared by William S. Boyle and George E. Smith (both from the Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA) “for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor”

Video of the announcement

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