Charles Hard Townes was an American physicist. 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 S. Truman to Bill Clinton. He directed the US government's Science and Technology Advi
C harles Hard Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on July 28, 1915, the son of Henry Keith Townes, an attorney, and Ellen (Hard) Townes. He attended the Greenville public schools and then Furman University in Greenville, where he completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages, graduating summa cum laude in 1935, at the age of 19.
Charles H. Townes Facts Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive. Charles Hard Townes The Nobel Prize in Physics 1964 Born: 28 July 1915, Greenville, SC, USA Died: 27 January 2015, Berkeley, CA, USA Affiliation at the time of the award: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
For his work on the maser, Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics. Forty-one years later, he won the Templeton Prize, which was founded as the religious equivalent of the Nobel. That put him in elite company with Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Soviet dissident novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as the only people to have received both the Nobel and the Templeton Prize.
Charles Hard Townes, co-recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-inventions of the maser and . laser, died peacefully on January 27, 2015 in Oakland, California at the age of 99. Charles Townes (‘Charlie’ to his family, friends and close colleagues) was born on July 28, 1915, in Greenville, South Carolina, the fourth of six
Charles H. Townes is a Physicist and Nobel laureate. Townes is credited with helping to create such devices as the maser and the laser. Physicist and Nobel laureate, 86, Berkeley, California
Part Number: hcw29554. This is an original press photo. Charles Hard Townes, above, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will share the 1964 Nobel Prize for physics with two Russians. The awards were for their contributions to the Maser light beam.
Charles H. Townes. AKA Charles Hard Townes. Born: 28-Jul-1915 Birthplace: Greenville, SC Died: 27-Jan-2015 Location of death: Berkeley, CA Cause of death: unspecified. Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Physicist. Nationality: United States Executive summary: Invention of the maser and laser
Charles H. Townes, a visionary physicist whose research led to the development of the laser, making it possible to play CDs, scan prices at the supermarket, measure time precisely, survey planets...
Charles H. Townes, a renowned physicist who invented the laser and the maser, died in Oakland, California on Tuesday at the age of 99. Townes’ inventions earned him the Nobel Prize in physics in ...