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Townes

 (tounz), Charles Hard 1915-2015.
American physicist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for developing the maser and the laser.

Townes

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(Biography) Charles Hard. born 1915, US physicist, noted for his research in quantum electronics leading to the invention of the maser and the laser; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1964

Townes


(taʊnz)
n.
Charles Hard, born 1915, U.S. physicist and educator: Nobel prize for physics 1964.
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Noun1.Townes - United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
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Obituaries in Holography News[R] are usually of holographers, but we can't allow the death of Charles Townes to go un-noticed in these pages, for where would holography be without him?
Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died.
On the tranquil morning hours of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and led to other scientific discoveries.
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Scientist Tim Townes carefully withdraws a little white mouse from a cage in his lab.
On the liner notes to ``Around Townes'' (Winter Harvest), a collection of Townes Van Zandt songs, newcomer Jonell Mosser apologizes for adding too much ``stuff'' to this famously sparse material.
Townes had invented the maser (short for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) several years earlier.