2009 Nobel Prize Winner Has Dementia

Kao, widely regarded as the Father of Fiber Optic Communications, was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.
Kao, widely regarded as the "Father of Fiber Optic Communications", was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication".
When Charles K. Kao found out last week that he was one of the winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, the scientist told reporters that it was hard to communicate his reaction due to his progressing Alzheimer’s disease.

Kao, the former vice chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was recognized for his groundbreaking discovery in 1966 concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.