The Resource A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :, Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California

A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :, Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California

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A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :, 1994
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A life in physics
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Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :
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Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California
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1994
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eng
Summary
Townes discusses his family background in South Carolina, education at Furman, Duke, Caltech, Bell Telephone Laboratories; his career as a professor of physics and research Officer in the Navy including research in microwave spectroscopy, the maser and the laser, quantam physics, issues surrounding patents, his Nobel prize, Berkeley in the 60's, astrophysics and infrared work, among others. Includes interview with Townes' wife, Frances Brown Townes
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Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as: Phonotape 2749 C:1-38
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Townes, Charles H
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oral history transcript
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Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
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  • 1921-
  • 1916-
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  • Schawlow, Arthur L.
  • Riess, Suzanne B
  • Townes, Frances Brown
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  • Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc
  • Columbia University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Patents
  • Microwave spectroscopy
  • Scientists in government
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A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :, Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California
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Interviewed for the University history series
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Volume includes index.
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  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (xxiv, 691 p.)
  • 38 cassette tapes.
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  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
Other physical details
color portraits)
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remote
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This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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A life in physics : Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics :, Charles Hard Townes ; with an introduction by Arthur L. Schawlow ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California
Link
Publication
Note
Interviewed for the University history series
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (
  • 1 v. (xxiv, 691 p.)
  • 38 cassette tapes.
Materials
  • Transcript:
  • Phonotapes:
Other physical details
color portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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