!!!Charles Townes
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Charles Townes passed away January 27, 2015.
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__Positions Held__
*1994 Professor in the Graduate School
*1986 University Professor Emeritus
*since 1967 present University Professor at the University of California
*1961-1965 Provost and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*1939 Ph.D. degree in physics at the California Institute of Technology
*1935 Bachelor of Science in physics and a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages at Furman University
*1936 Master’s degree in physics at Duke University
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__Fields of Scholarship__
*Microwave spectroscopy
*Nuclear and molecular structure
*Quantum electronics
*Radio astronomy and infrared astronomy
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__Honours and Awards__
*2006 Vannevar Bush medal
*29 honorary degrees
*2005 Templeton Prize
*National Academy of Engineers’ Founders Award
*1982 National Medal of Science (1982)
*1964 Nobel Prize (jointly with Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov) "''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''"
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