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Charles Townes Innovative Lives Presentation, 1998

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Townes, Charles Dr. 1915-
Presenter:
Berger, Sondra
Interviewer:
Nahory, Robert E
Subject:
Physicists
Inventors
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Date:
1998
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Notes:
Charles Townes was born in Greenville, S.C., July 28, 1915. Graduated from Furman University (1935), Duke University (1936), and the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1939). Appointed to faculty of Columbia University, 1948, where he conceived the idea for the maser. Received Nobel Prize for physics for advances in quantum electronics, 1964.
Summary:
Videotaped interview with Charles Townes, inventor of the MASER (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). The interview was part of the "Innovative Lives" public program series. Videotapes include VHS and Beta Cam SP formats.
Cite as:
Charles Townes Innovative Lives Presentation, 1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Nobel Prizes
Astronomy
Physics
Inventions
Masers
Electronics
Local number:
1998.3106 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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