The invention of Optical Fibre Communications at STL in 1966

Sir Charles K.Kao
2009 Nobel Prize in PhysicsStandard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow Essex, UK

Biography

Charles Kao in Wikipedia
He did his PhD at UCL [1] in 1965 under Professor Harold Barlow, as an external student while working at STL
His thesis was based on the optical communications project he was then doing in the Laboratories

Note 1: University College London

Charles Kao as a young man at Standard Telephones and Cables, Woolwich, UK

Charles (Circled) as a member of Geoff Dawson's group at STC Woolwich
Date: some time before 1960


Other Awards - medals