The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Charles H. Townes
Professor of Physics366 Leconte Hall-7300
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley,California 94720 USA
"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.