Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964

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Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964

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Description

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.

Creation Date

3-11-1969

City

Berkeley

State/Province

California

Country

United States

Creator Life Dates

1915-2015

Keywords

"Charles Townes", "Charles H. Townes", "Charles Hard Townes", Townes, physics, physicist, "Nobel prize", 1964, 1969, laser, maser, laser-maser

Resource Identifier

070425-01

Date Digital

4-15-2020

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

History | Physics | Quantum Physics

Publisher

Wofford College

Format (medium)

Manuscript

Format (IMT)

n/a

Language

En-us

Notes

The digital copy of this manuscript is not published here as it remains under copyright for 70 years after the death of the creator, which is the year 2085.

A digital copy may be requested for personal study. Contact Wofford College Special Collections.

Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964

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