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Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes

Charles Hard Townes was an American physicist and inventor of the maser and laser. 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 Nobel Prize in Physics during 1964 with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov. Charles was an adviser to the United States Government, meeting every US President from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton .

Birth: 1915-07-28

Died: 2015-01-27

Nickname: Charles Hard Townes

Known for: Lasers

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