Charles K. Kao, who got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London, and founded the Electrical Engineering Department at Chinese University of Hong Kong, was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work on fiber optic communications.

This is really amazing to me, a trained engineer winning this award. Yes, John Bardeen won two of these, but he was really trained as a physicist. I’m willing to bet money that physicists don’t like this decision.