Inventor of laser, Greenville native dies at 99
Townes, who was born in Greenville in 1915 and graduated from Furman University, shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the laser. He later pioneered the use of lasers in astronomy. Officials at UC Berkeley - where he was a ...
Charles H. Townes, Nobel laureate and laser pioneer, dies at 99
Charles H. Townes, a Nobel laureate in physics who helped lay the theoretical foundation for the laser, a device with applications in fields as diverse as medicine, commerce, communications and cosmology, died Jan. 27 in Berkeley, Calif. He was 99.
Nobel laureate and laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99
Charles Hard Townes, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser and subsequently pioneered the use of lasers in astronomy, died early Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Blue LEDs win Nobel Prize as LED lighting market in North America sees ...
Last year, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their 1990s invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), marking an important milestone for the LED lighting market in North America. Although the ...