October 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2009 Physics Nobel for Optical Fibers and CCDs
Charles K. Kao • Willard S. Boyle • George E. Smith
COLLEGE PARK, MD – The 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to three industrial physicists who developed technology critical to the modern information age.
Charles K. Kao
Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith
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