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Charles Hard Townes

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Charles H. Townes' moment of discovery, Nobel Prize in Physics 1964

 

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Charles H. Townes on new discoveries, Nobel Prize in Physics 1964

 

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Celebrating Nobel Prize Laser Inventor Charles Townes

 

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Charles Townes laser inventor, dies at 99

 

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Berkeley Celebrates Charles Townes' 99th Birthday

Charles Hard Townes was an American physicist and inventor of the maser. Townes worked on the theory and application of the maser, for which he obtained the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics associated with both maser and laser devices. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov. Townes was an adviser to the United States Government, meeting every US President from Harry Truman (1945) to Bill Clinton (1999).
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