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Charles Hard Townes, co-inventor of the laser, dies at 99

Charles Hard Townes, who won the Nobel Prize for co-inventing the laser, died this week at 99.

Charles Townes, Inventor of the Laser, Dies Aged 99

Townes jointly won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention

Charles H. Townes Dies at 99; He Envisioned the Laser, Bringing It Into Daily Life

18 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.

Laser's co-inventor, Nobel laureate Charles Townes, dead at 99

Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser, a feat that revolutionized science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment, has died at age 99, the University of California at Berkeley reported. Show More Summary

Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser, dies at 99

Charles H. Townes, a renowned physicist who invented the laser and the maser, died in Oakland, California on Tuesday at the age of 99. Townes’ inventions earned him the Nobel Prize in physics in 1964. Continue reading ? The post Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser, dies at 99 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

23 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Traitors, Patriots, and the “Alternative” Nobel Prize

In the last days of 2014, Stockholm chose a well-known whistleblower to win the Right Livelihood Award: none other than Edward Snowden, the embattled activist behind WikiLeaks. Snowden is both loved and hated by the global community, though Snowden himself holds to the idea that his agenda is one that champions democracy, freedom, and human [...]Show More Summary

Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.

Charles Townes, 99, inventor of laser, dies

Townes shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of the light amplification method, which gained use in several fields

Turnbull & Asser Commemorate Winston Churchill with Special Edition Luggage

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a man who many would argue was as formidable as his name. Over the course of his life, Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and was … The post Turnbull & Asser Commemorate Winston Churchill with Special Edition Luggage appeared first on Selectism.

Female Writers Who Won Nobel Prizes: INFOGRAPHIC

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

111 writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature; only a few of them are female. The team at has created the “13 Female Nobel Laureates in Literature” infographic to celebrate these women. According to, the...Show More Summary

Art After Auschwitz

Ryu Spaeth reviews Suspended Sentences, the recently-translated collection of works by Patrick Modiano, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature last year, noting the author’s interest in Paris during the Nazi occupation. He considers how Modian exhibits “the postwar generation’s wariness of the redemptive power of art”: Modiano expresses this in an episode in “Afterimage” […]

Obama, long inspired by Gandhi, visits his memorial in India

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI -- President Obama has long shown a fascination with Mohandas Gandhi, hanging a photo of the slain Indian independence leader on the wall of his office and citing Gandhi in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.  

Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

5 days agoSports : Globetrotting

With a familiar glint in his eye and his trademark grin, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

Chile will investigate Pablo Neruda's death -- again

The body of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda will be exhumed, again, to determine if the poet may have been poisoned.

Can Non-Violence Still Work In a Violent World?

On January 19, people in the United States and around the world celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who used nonviolence to advance civil and human rights. The question arises -- after the...Show More Summary

The Tragedy of Climate Change Reports

In a return to global climate change coverage not seen since Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize, both the New York Times and the Washington Post carried front-page stories on January 17 that showed a full-color NOAA graph of global land and...Show More Summary

How many Africans have won a Nobel Prize?

Twenty-five Africans have won a Nobel Prize. The first won the 1951 Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Is Dr. Martin Luther King Rolling Over In his Grave on His Birthday?

King's estate, controlled by Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, his sons, is suing daughter Bernice King to retrieve the Bible and the Nobel Peace Prize medal, which are in her possession. King’s two sons apparently desperately need the money and want to sell the items to a private buyer.

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