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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1964
Charles H. Townes, Nicolay G. Basov, Aleksandr M. Prokhorov

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Charles H. Townes - Facts

Charles Hard Townes

Charles Hard Townes

Born: 28 July 1915, Greenville, SC, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

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

Prize share: 1/2

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