Charles Hard Townes

Physicist, Academic

1915 –

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Who is Charles Hard Townes?

Charles Hard Townes is an American Nobel Prize-winning physicist and educator. Townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov. The Japanese FM Towns computer and game console is named in his honour.

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Born
Jul 28, 1915
Greenville
Also known as
  • Charles H Townes
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • United Church of Christ
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology
    Physics
    (1937 - 1939)
  • Furman University
  • Duke University
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • Greenville
  • Berkeley

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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