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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 / 1994.

Author: Charles H Townes; Arthur L Schawlow; Suzanne B Riess; Frances Brown Townes; Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Townes, Charles H.
Life in physics oral history transcript / 1994
(OCoLC)778071009
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles H Townes; Arthur L Schawlow; Suzanne B Riess; Frances Brown Townes; Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office.
OCLC Number: 123379418
Notes: Interviewed for the University history series.
Description: Transcript: 1 volumes (xxiv, 691 pages) : color portraits ; 29 cm audio tapes: 38 cassette tapes.
Other Titles: University history series.
Responsibility: 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,

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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.

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