诺贝尔奖与IT-2009年诺贝尔奖颁给光纤和CCD成像

2009年的诺贝尔物理奖,并没有颁发给深邃的传统理论物理,而是颁发给了两项真正改变我们生活的应用物理技术——光纤通信和CCD成像技术。

光纤通信使得信号无衰减的穿越大洋,没有光线通信就没有今天的Internet。同样的CCD技术也使得数字摄影成为了现实,使得人们可以快速的获取大量的图像数据,可以说也是现代计算机视觉和计算机图形学的实际基础。

然而,这样的技术获得诺贝尔物理奖,确实有点出乎我的意料倒是。

6 October 2009

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 with one half to

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Charles K. Kao
Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, UK, and Chinese University of Hong Kong

“for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”

and the other half jointly to

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Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith
Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

“for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor”