Charles Townes

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Noun1.Charles Townes - United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
physicist - a scientist trained in physics
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It was built in 1988 under the direction of Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser.
Nobel laureate Charles Townes, describing the use of LASERs in medicine, remarded, "If I were looking for a cure for detached retina, I don't think we will be fooling around with molecular excitations .
event are Charles Townes, who won the Nobel Prize in 1964 for conceptualizing the maser, the precursor to the laser, and Kathleen Maiman, whose late husband, Theodore Maiman, demonstrated the first working laser at Hughes Research Labs on May 16, 1960.
Kenneth Miller, professor of biology at Brown University, Charles Townes, Nobel Prize winner in physics, and Msgr.
Edward Moses of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab will speak about 50 years of laser research at that facility; Charles Townes of Berkeley will discuss the laser's beginnings; and Tony Siegman of Stanford University will present side notes on the history of the laser.
One of these scientists, a young physicist named Charles Townes, had joined Columbia University and had become fascinated with how molecules absorb and emit energy.
Well-known American alumni include composer Philip Glass, writer Ursula LeGuin, poet John Ashbery, and Nobel Prize winning physicist Charles Townes.
From Albert Einstein in 1917 to Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow in the 1950s, and Theodore Maiman and Gordon Gould in the 1960s, lasers or Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation, coined by Gould, would become one of the most revolutionary inventions of the 20[sup.