Charles K.Kao
2009 Nobel Prize in Physics

OFC - 2010

Gwen Kao finished her talk about Charles with a tender poem about their relationship, that she wrote many years ago. She has kindly allowed me to publish it on this website:

‘Midst oily slicks and cable drums, he eyes me as the factory hums,

And sends to me by sleight of hand, secret notes. I nonchalantly stand

…with colleagues in a canteen line.

We thought our blushes went unseen; unknowingly grows love pristine

…soon spied by all, shy Valentine!

Gwen Kao    

Charles & Gwen share a meal with younger colleagues who also worked at STL
Charles & Gwen Kao dines ex STL colleagues at OFC