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Townes, Charles H.

Works: 171 works in 276 publications in 5 languages and 5,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Physicists 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: QC687.2, 621.36609
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How the laser happened : adventures of a scientist by Charles H Townes( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
respond to new ideas and how they approach a variety of issues, from priority and patents to the social and political implications of their work
Microwave spectroscopy by Charles H Townes( Book )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
Two Nobel Laureates present a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy. Eighteen self-contained chapters on key topics may be read individually or serially, making this volume ideal as a reference as well as a textbook. 190 tables and figures. 1955 edition
Le laser 50 ans de découvertes ( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Après un bref rappel des principes, cet ouvrage offre un panorama des différents types de lasers, des plus petits aux plus puissants, et effectue un tour d'horizon de leurs applications : information et communication, sources de lumière ultrabrèves, mesures de grande précision, médecine, etc.--Memento
Quantum electronics, a symposium by International Quantum Electronics Conference( Book )
7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The Galactic center : proceedings of the symposium honoring C.H. Townes, Berkeley, CA 1986 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Molecular microwave spectra tables by Paul Kisliuk( Book )
8 editions published between 1951 and 1958 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Outer planets exploration 1972-1985 by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Quantum electronics and coherent light by Italy Varenna( Book )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Making waves by Charles H Townes( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
From one of the most imaginative and daring scientific minds of this or any century comes a thoughtful, almost intimate account of a personal journey through his momentous discoveries - achievements that have changed the face of medicine, industry, even weapons. Nobel laureate Charles H. Townes, inventor of the maser and co-inventor, with Arthur Schawlow, of the laser, takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of his unique - and startlingly productive and creative - way of working. Along the way, you'll learn about how Townes came upon his surprising findings and how he managed to avoid obstacles in his path. Townes introduces us to the wonders of the universe, from the submicroscopic, most minute - the workings of atoms and the even smaller particles that make them up - to the vast outer reaches of space. His tour takes us along paths Townes pioneered: quantum electronics, microwave spectroscopy and the frontiers of our galaxy where he explored the dark, rarefied clouds of gas and dust where new stars form. Recognizing that some of the most revolutionary recent scientific theories about how the universe emerged come close to religious thought, these accessible essays conclude with a uniquely personal coda in which Townes suggests that science and religion occupy the same terrain
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 : by Charles H Townes( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
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
Nuclear quadruple moments and nuclear shell structure by Charles H Townes( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Microwave gas spectroscopy bibliography 1954-1962 by Paolo G Favero( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Annual Technical Report on ONR Grant N00014-96-1-0737 for the Support of Infrared Spatial Interferometry ( file )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Recent upgrades of the 10 micron interferometer have during 1997 been fully programmed, tested, and used. They provide improved tracking and stronger signals, and have been extensively used for new stellar measurements. Multiple shells around several stars have been found and analyzed, and movements or other changes with time are seen in the dust shells around some stars. Methods for compensating atmospheric fluctuations have been examined, and measurements of the vertical distribution of turbulence have been made with acoustic radar
Lasers solution looking for a problem by Lawrence C Sutherland( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of the laser, the science behind it, the research by Charles H. Townes that led to its creation, and the present and future applications of the laser
Radioactivity of chlorine³⁶ by C. S Wu( Book )
2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Laserin hikayesi : bir bilimcinin maceraları by Charles H Townes( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Turkish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Amazing light : a volume dedicated to Charles Hard Townes on his 80th birthday ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This Festschrift is a collection of essays contributed by students, colleagues and admirers of Charles Townes, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1964 for "fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the laser-maser principle." The contributions to this volume reflect Townes's wider interests and influence, ranging from quantum optics to astrophysics, and from electrical engineering to medicine. The broadly international character of the contributions reflects Townes's deep belief in the international character of science, as well as the breadth of the impact his work and teaching have had. The contributors include nine Nobel laureates. Arthur Shawlow provides the introductory biographical essay. Each of the chapters has been carefully edited to provide a consistency of presentation, while preserving the individuality of the authors
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Alternative Names
Tauns, Č.
Townes, C. H.
Townes, C. H. (Charles H.)
Townes, C. H. (Charles H.), 1915-
Townes, Charles H.
Townes, Charles Hard
Townes, Charles Hard, 1915-
タウンズ, C. H
タウンズ, チャールズ H
English (117)
French (3)
Turkish (2)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
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