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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In 1958, Bell Labs researchers Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow filed a patent application for the laser.
Lasers have become commonplace in our lives, thanks to inventor Charles Townes. The physicist, who won the Nobel Prize for his invention of the laser, passed away on Jan 27, 2015.
Charles Townes, who invented the laser and shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for his work in quantum electronics, has announced that at the age of 99 it's time to wind down his office at UC Berkeley's physics department.
Well-known American alumni include composer Philip Glass, writer Ursula LeGuin, poet John Ashbery, and Nobel Prize winning physicist Charles Townes. The France Fulbright Alumni Association is helping to recruit the next generation of Fulbright students and scholars.
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Carter followed up his comments by pointing to another article in New Scientist that quoted Nobel prize winner Charles Townes as saying there was no way of knowing how red giants behave at the end of their life cycle.