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Charles Hard Townes
1964 Physics
* 1915 in Greenville/South Carolina
+ 2015 in Oakland/California


Charles Hard Townes

Charles Hard Townes was an American physicis and inventor of the maser.
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 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov.

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