Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - The Father of Fibre Optics - Professor Sir Charles Kao Symposium

In 1966, Professor Sir Charles Kao published a paper which proposed using glass fibres as a conductor for optic communication. He then travelled around and convinced different scientists to believe into the favourable quality of optical fibres.

He persistently conducted research. The first generation fibre optic communication system was deployed in 1976, bringing improvements in communication flow, and starting the era of optic fibre communication. Professor Kao was being named as the ‘Father of Fibre Optics', and was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for recognition of his groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication.

Please find below activities for your information:

The Father of Fibre Optics – Academic Dialogue Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Professor Sir Charles Kao being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Date: 1 November (Friday)
Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Venue: Cho Yiu Hall, G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
Register now: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=8301919

Professor Sir Charles Kao Symposium: Perspectives on Optical Fibres and Silicon Photonics

Date: 1 November (Friday)
Time: 2:15pm - 5:15pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 6, Lady Shaw Building, CUHK
Register now: https://bit.ly/33ujkur