Charles H. Townes (1915–2015)

  title={Charles H. Townes (1915–2015)},
  author={Robert W. Boyd},
  • R. Boyd
  • Published 19 March 2015
  • Physics
  • Nature
harles Hard Townes transformed modern society by helping to invent the laser. He also made crucial contributions to astrophysics and infrared astronomy , and served as a US presidential science adviser. undergraduate degrees in both physics and modern languages. He pursued graduate studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, after being turned down from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. On receiving a master's degree in 1936, he again applied to Caltech…