Charles Hard Townes

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Noun1.Charles Hard 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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1960 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
25, 1955, file photo, Charles Hard Townes, Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate, explains his invention the maser during a news conference in New York City.
After World War II, when microwaves became extremely important in connection with radar and radio astronomy, the American physicist Charles Hard Townes (b.1915) wondered if use could be made of this principle to produce a microwave beam of great intensity.