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A Time and a Tide - by Charles Kao (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 300

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Chinese University Press

Author: Charles Kao

Language: English

Street Date: February 6, 2011
TCIN: 78118487
UPC: 9789629964467
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-4796


Charles K. Kao was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication." This memoir chronicles his personal and scientific odyssey from his an unfathomable childhood in war-torn Shanghai and Hong Kong to his seminal work with glass fibers. Kao shares his experiences as vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and muses on his legacy as the "father of fiber optics." His groundbreaking research (based in part on the discovery that signal loss in fiber cables was a direct result of glass impurities rather than technology flaws) laid the groundwork for our present day communication infrastructure.
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