Professor Charles Kao Kuen is known as Father of Fibre Optics. He was born in Shanghai on November 4, 1933. He liked radio transmission in his childhood. At the age of 15, his family moved to Taiwan. Then they came back to Hong Kong. Professor Kao finished his high school education at St Joseph College. In his studies, he found out that fibre optics can be used for telecommunications and he presented it in December 1964. He became the vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1987 and retired in 1996. He has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease since 2004. Prof Kao was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. His invention has brought great changes in our life.
A Person I Admire My dad is a person I admire. He is 40 years old. He is kind and hardworking. My dad is not a boring person. He loves making jokes. On Sundays, we like playing basketball in Tsing Yi Park. We are interested in basketball because we love sports very much. Every day, he goes to work very early. He is a good policeman. Last year, he caught a robber in Tsuen Wan. I was proud of him. After work, he helps me with my homework and helps my mum with the housework. I will try my best to work harder at school. I hope I could be a good policeman like my dad when I grow up.