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Nobel prize in physics announced

  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1


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    Charles K. Kao
    "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication"
    He determined that absorption in fibre optics is due to impurities an if you can make the glass well enough then you can have very long fibres.

    Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith
    "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor"
    Ironic that they get the prize when CCDs have (amost) been replaced by CMOS multiplexors.

    http://nobelprize.org/cgi-bin/print?from=%2Fnobel_prizes%2Fphysics%2Flaureates%2F2009%2Fpress.html [Broken]
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