Townes

[ tounz ]
/ taʊnz /

noun

Charles Hard, 1915–2015, U.S. physicist and educator: Nobel Prize in physics 1964.

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British Dictionary definitions for Townes

Townes
/ (taʊnz) /

noun

Charles Hard. born 1915, US physicist, noted for his research in quantum electronics leading to the invention of the maser and the laser; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1964
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Scientific definitions for Townes

Townes
[ tounz ]
Charles Hard Born 1915

American physicist who invented the maser, laying the foundation for the development of laser technology. In 1964 he shared with Russian physicists Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov the Nobel Prize for physics.
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