Nobel Laureate Charles Kao returns to Alma Mater in HK

17:14, February 07, 2010      

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Nobel laureate Charles Kao attended an event here Sunday marking the 135th anniversary of his Alma Mater, St. Joseph's College.

Kao was greeted with warm applause when he stepped into the college auditorium, and he waved back with a big smile.

At ceremony, some of Kao's former classmates recalled the happy time they had shared with Kao, saying Kao was a hard-working and easy-going man. And Kao was obviously delighted at hearing the comments on him.

After the ceremony, Kao visited an exhibition titled "Our Glory Our Old Boy", at which some valuable old photos and poems congratulating Kao's winning of the Nobel Prize were displayed.

Kao and his family immigrated to Hong Kong in 1949, and was then admitted to St. Joseph's College where he received four years of secondary education.

Kao was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for " groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication."

Source: Xinhua
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