The Nobel Prize in Physics 1964
Charles H. Townes, Nicolay G. Basov, Aleksandr M. Prokhorov
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov
Born: 11 July 1916, Atherton, Australia
Died: 8 January 2002, Moscow, Russia
Affiliation at the time of the award: P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, USSR
Prize motivation: "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle"
Field: optical physics, quantum electrodynamics