Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964
Townes describes the monetary award of the Nobel Prize as well as its broader benefits for the public good. He writes from the University of California Berkeley, where he was a professor of physics.
In 1964 Townes shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with two Russian scientists ""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."
Townes was a native of Greenville, S.C. and a graduate of Furman University.
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Townes, Charles Hard, "Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964" (1969). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 332.