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Townes, Charles H.
A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics : oral history transcript / Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1994.
Townes discusses his family background in South Carolina, education at Furman, Duke, Caltech, Bell Telephone Laboratories; his career as a professor of physics and research Officer in the Navy including research in microwave spectroscopy, the maser and the laser, quantam physics, issues surrounding patents, his Nobel prize, Berkeley in the 60's, astrophysics and infrared work, among others. Includes interview with Townes' wife, Frances Brown Townes.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University. Center for Integrated Science & Engineering.
Duke University
Furman University.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States. Navy
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics.
Astrophysics -- Research -- United States.
Microwave spectroscopy.
Nobel Prizes
Patents -- United States.
Physicists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews.
Physicists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews.
Physics -- Research -- United States.
Science and industry
Scientists in government -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Oral histories. rbgenr aat aat
Townes, Charles H.
Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999
Riess, Suzanne B.
Townes, Frances Brown, 1916-
Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office.
University history series (Bancroft Library)
University of California, Berkeley. The Bancroft Library. Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA