OT: Nobel prize to inventor of CCD

Bruce Walker bruce.walker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 14:47:20 EDT 2009


Bob W wrote:
>> 2009/10/7 Igor Roshchin <str at komkon.org>:
>>> I am not sure why you singled out one of the two CCD inventors.
>>> http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2009/index.html
>> Heard the news on the radio, and from the way the sentences 
>> were strung together I got the impression that only one name 
>> was connected to the CCD.
>>
>> So a warm congrats to the other guy too!
>>
>>> The second half of the Nobel prize should be celebrated by all 
>>> internet users.
>> Indeed! And by those who like fancy indoor lighting.
>>
> 
> The 3rd guy to share the prize for physics, Professor Charles Kao, studied
> here in Greenwich at Woolwich Polytechnic, now part of Greenwich University.
> He won it for his work which led to the development of fibre optics. Thanks
> to him NASA doesn't have to send rocket ships up to the Hubble telescope
> every couple of hours to collect the film.
> 
> Bob

Instead, they ran a really long fibre optic link from the Earth up to 
the Hubble ... um, wait ...

-bmw




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