Former University of Greenwich student wins Nobel Prize

Published: 12:00 AM on October 12, 2009

Professor Charles Kao wins Nobel Prize


SBCS Champs Fleurs – A graduate of the University of Greenwich has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Charles Kao made the discovery that led to the breakthrough in fibre optic technology which allows global communication via the internet.

Charles Kao studied at Woolwich Polytechnic for the BEng in Electrical Engineering and graduated in 1957. Woolwich Polytechnic later became Thames Polytechnic which took on the title of the University of Greenwich in 1992.

Greenwich still carries out teaching in Electrical Engineering and it remains one of the university’s strengths.

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