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By Arthur L. Schawlow (auth.), Raymond Y. Chiao (eds.)

This Festschrift is a set of essays contributed through scholars, colleagues, and advert­ mirers to honor an eminent pupil on a unique anniversary: Charles difficult Townes at the get together of his eightieth birthday, July 28, 1995. In 1964, Townes shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov and Nikolai Gen­ nadyevich Basov "for basic paintings within the box of quantum electronics, which has ended in the development of oscillators and amplifiers in keeping with the maser-laser precept. " His contributions have lined a much broader region, notwithstanding. His fruitful pursuits spanning numerous many years have incorporated many clinical matters, includ­ ing, microwave spectroscopy and astrophysics (other articles during this quantity will extend additional in this point). He has additionally contributed to public carrier, having served because the chairman of the technology and know-how Advisory Committee for NASA's Apollo application, and as a member and vice president of the President's technological know-how Advisory Committee. because the huge, immense breadth of contributions from his scholars exhibits, he has trained students who're now in a variety of fields. The contributions from his many admirers, between whom are 9 fellow Nobel laureates, attest to his effect on many disciplines starting from electric engi­ neering to medication. His effect extends even to theology, as is indicated through one essay. The largely foreign personality of this Festschrift displays his deep trust within the foreign, common nature of science.

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L. Schawlow were no less than eleven future Nobel laureates around during the time I was at Columbia-H. Yukawa, W. Lamb, P. Kusch, C. Townes, J. Rainwater, A. Bohr, V. Fitch, L. Lederman, M. Schwartz, J. Steinberger, and myself. Even in ·this galaxy Charles Townes was a brilliant star, beginning to receive many honors from the United States and abroad. " Once when he was a young man he bought an accordion and began learning to play it. Then he took it with him on a train trip through Mexico. His fellow passsengers urged him to play, and he responded with some lively Mexican songs.

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Yukawa, W. Lamb, P. Kusch, C. Townes, J. Rainwater, A. Bohr, V. Fitch, L. Lederman, M. Schwartz, J. Steinberger, and myself. Even in ·this galaxy Charles Townes was a brilliant star, beginning to receive many honors from the United States and abroad. " Once when he was a young man he bought an accordion and began learning to play it. Then he took it with him on a train trip through Mexico. His fellow passsengers urged him to play, and he responded with some lively Mexican songs. Soon most of the people in the car were singing along and having a great time.

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