Townes professor in the graduate school, department of physics ucrab is very proud to present one of the most eminent scientist of our time as its speaker for the summer luncheon on june 11 at the berkeley city club. The subject was the relationship of science to religion, and dr. Charles hard townes july 28, 1915 january 27, 2015 was an american nobel prizewinning physicist and educator townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices. The fact that the book is short is a tipoff that something is wrong. Basov of the nobel prize for physics in 1964 for his role in the invention of the maser and the laser townes studied at furman university b.
Townes, nobel laureate, who will receive the annual distinguished emeritus award. Charles townes charlie to his family, friends and close colleagues was born on july 28, 1915, in greenville, south carolina, the fourth of six. Charles hard townes, corecipient of the 1964 nobel prize in physics for his coinventions of the maser and. Charles hard townes, born july 28, 1915, greenville, south carolina, u. Townes, a visionary physicist whose research led to the development of the laser, making it possible to play cds, scan prices at the supermarket, measure time precisely, survey planets and galaxies and even witness the birth of stars, died on tuesday in oakland, calif. Charles townes was his phd adviser at the university of california, berkeley, from 1971 to 1977. Presented to an individual or a group for outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics. Charles townes united states physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing highintensity radiation charles hard townes. Because zip files are folders that have been compressed to a smaller file size. Charles hard townes wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. Charlie could talk on any topic, except maybe pro sports, hollywood gossip and fashion, said john taylor, his nephew. Townes, charles definition of townes, charles by the free. Townes, the dis tinguished scientist, was talking with a bible class.
Above in red are links to begin downloading the four zip files and one pdf you will need for participating in this course. A man of seemingly unbounded curiosity, not only about the world of science that he shaped but also the world at large. 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. Townes worked on the theory and application of the maser, for which he obtained the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics associated with both maser and laser devices. Publication date 1955 topics gases spectra, microwave spectroscopy publisher new york. We will therefore introduce here the autler townes effect from a dressedatom point of view. Townes and tagore fourth annual seminar for science and technology on behalf of the peoples of the bengal and himalayan basins on the occasion of dr. Townes 20 and 21 may 1987, american institute of physics, niels bohr library and archives dedication program for the charles h. View pdf measurement of the thermal contribution to the nonlinear refractive index of air at 1064 nm, sean j. So i was very interested in natural history and what the world was like. Interview with charles h townes education the guardian. He attended the greenville public schools and graduated from the furman university in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree in physics and a bachelor of arts degree in modern languages. Townes the father of maser won the nobel prize for pioneering the concept which led to laser phenomena. Download a pdf of towness essay, the convergence of science and religion, first published in ibms think magazine, marchapril 1966.
Two excellent articles on the history of and scientific response to intelligent designs claims. Townes center for science, furman university, november 1, 2008. The two ministers1 will receive doctor of divinity degrees. Tsui for the fractional quantum hall effect, and george e. Townes 19152015 laser coinventor, astrophysicist and us presidential adviser. Researchers are advised to contact the manuscript reading room prior to visiting. Charles hard townes july 28, 1915 january 27, 2015 was an american physicist. Charles hard townes award awards the optical society. Recipients shall be fulltime graduate students who demonstrate high academic distinction. Townes received the 1964 nobel prize in physics for his work.
Charles hard townes simple english wikipedia, the free. Townes, charles definition of townes, charles by the. He shared the 1964 nobel prize in physics with nikolay basov and alexander. The convergence of science and religion townes 1966. We shah neglect this dependence here, assuming that the field wl is initially excited in. Townes a few years ago dick anderson had the honor of a private dinner and breakfast with nobel prize winner dr. Basov of the nobel prize for physics in 1964 for his role in the invention of the maser and the laser. Townes, massachusetts institute of technology provost and institute professor, presented his ideas on science and religion first to a bible class in 1964, the year in which he won the nobel prize for physics. Jan 27, 2015 the following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. I once spent a weekend in june circa 1979 operating arrl field day, with prior permission from dr. Townes, a nobel laureate in physics who helped lay the theoretical foundation for the laser, a device with applications in fields as diverse as. Townes studied at furman and duke universities, then headed west to cal tech. Charles files 1869 new york charles files in 1880 united states federal census charles files was born circa 1869, at birth place, new york, to calvin files and jennie files.
Charles townes was the experimental physicist who invented the laser now indispensable in science, technology, and medicine. Furthermore, in certain new domains, like cavity quantum electrodynamics, the quantization of the field becomes essential. We will continue to send your emeriti times five times a year. Townes, at his large hilltop property in new boston, nh. Townes award, optical society of america 2019 fellow of the osa, aps, and ieee. Templeton prizewinners ian barbour, john polkinghorne. Prospective recipients will be identified, screened, and selected by the chair of the. I like the stars, i studied birds, flowers, insects, collected butterflies. Townes was urging that sci entific and religious thought, far from conflicting, are today finding more and more in common and are destined ultimately to merge.
Congress general chair xinbing liu of panasonic boston laboratory, cambridge, mass. I especially liked the title, how the laser happened. Townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices. Wilson for the cosmic radiation background, steven chu for optical trapping, horst l. How the laser helped to improve the test of special theory. Jun 17, 2005 download a pdf of towness essay, the convergence of science and religion, first published in ibms think magazine, marchapril 1966. He was a fulbright scholar in france and japan in 19551956 and in europe in 1972. Townes, charles synonyms, townes, charles pronunciation, townes, charles translation, english dictionary definition of townes, charles. May 04, 2005 charles h townes had faith from the start. This exciting event was sponsored by an old friend, joe dentremont president and owner of lenox laser who was celebrating his 50th year anniversary with the 1st annual light seminar. Charles hard townes born july 28, 1915 january 2015 was an american nobel prizewinning physicist and educator. Nobel prize winner charles townes on evolution and. More than a dozen subsequent nobel prizes have depended on the existence of lasers. The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total.
Above in red are links to begin downloading the four zip files and one pdf you will need for. Many collections are stored offsite and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use. Charles hard townes was born on july 28 1915, in greenville, south carolina. In 1960, theodore maiman, a physicist at hughes research laboratory constructed. Charles hard townes july 28, 1915 january 27, 2015 was an american nobel prizewinning physicist and educator townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices he shared the nobel prize in physics in 1964 with nikolay basov and alexander. He believed you could use microwaves to make ultraprecise measurements in the laboratory, so he started devising the maser, forerunner of the laser beam. Anderson for solidstate theory, arno penzias and robert w. Basov of the nobel prize for physics in 1964 for his role in the invention of the maser and the laser townes. Townes the charles hard townes distinguished lecturer award is given each year in honor of charles h. Townes, 99, a professor emeritus of physics at the university of california, berkeley, who shared the 1964 nobel prize in physics, died on jan. Townes, provost of the massachusetts institute of technology, who last year was arded the nobel prize in phyics, will be conferred the degree of doctor of humane letters. He believed you could use microwaves to make ultraprecise measurements in the laboratory, so he.
Townes graduate fellowshipan endowment, the payout of which will support highachieving graduate students in the department of physics at the university of california, berkeley. Charles files historical records and family trees myheritage. The medal was established in 1980 to honor charles hard townes, whose pioneering contributions to masers and lasers led to the development of the field of quantum electronics. Townes is the 2010 recipient of the gold medal of spie in recognition of his extraordinary foresight in recognizing the potential of the laser and coherent light 50 years ago, for his. Townes was born in greenville, south carolina, july 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Speak with your teachers at school or your parents if you are homeschooled or one of your cub scout leaders about your interest in earning the webelos scout supernova award. Other speakers include professors paula fass history, kenneth goldberg ieor and new media center and charles henry african american studies. Townes july 28, 1915 january 27, 2015 a nobel prize winning american physicist who greatly enriched physics, his family, and his friends. Townes 98th and rabindranath tagores 1 52nd birthday z nobel l.
Townes using resources in your school or local library or on the internet with your parents or guardians permission and guidance. He was the son of ellen sumter townes and henry keith townes, an attorney. Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the badge that includes these. Publication date 1955 topics gases spectra, microwave spectroscopy. Four lessons in innovation from the inventor of the laser. There were other significant contributors also such as gordon gould at trg. Earn the scholar and scientist and engineer webelos scout activity badges.407 845 609 24 1037 958 750 1441 489 1048 623 1062 31 1087 470 720 1213 330 660 772 1250 890 1082 1026 1262 976 845 257 100 688 465 1420 419 1004 633 894 772 1214 326 1416 491 125 1360