Charles H. Townes

Charles Hard Townes (Julie 28, 1915 – Januar 27, 2015) wis an American Nobel Prize-winnin pheesicist[1] an educator.

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Charles Hard Townes
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Townes in 2007
Born28 Julie 1915(1915-07-28)
Greenville, Sooth Carolina
Dee'd27 Januar 2015(2015-01-27) (aged 99)
Berkeley, California
ResidenceUnited States
Alma materFurman University (B.S. & B.A.)
Duke University (M.A.)
Caltech (Ph.D.)
Kent forInventing the Maser
AwairdsComstock Prize in Physics (1958)
Young Medal and Prize (1963)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1964)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1967)
National Medal of Science (1982)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (2000)
Vannevar Bush Award (2006)
SPIE Gold Medal (2010)
Scientific career
Bell Labs
Institute for Defense Analyses
University Of Michigan
Doctoral advisorWilliam Smythe
Doctoral studentsAli Javan
James P. Gordon
Robert Boyd
Raymond Y. Chiao


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