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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Charles H. Townes

Title: Professor of Physics366 Leconte Hall-7300
Affiliation:   University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California 94720 USA
Gender:   Male
Year Deceased:   2015
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Award Discipline:   Physical Sciences
Award Year:   1982
Citation:   "For fundamental contributions to the understanding of matter through its interaction with electromagnetic radiations and the application of this knowledge to the service of mankind, most notably in the invention of the maser and laser."
    Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on May 24, 1983.
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Nobel Laureate:   Physics, 1964


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