Charles Hard Townes (1915 - 2015)
28 Jul 1915
Greenville, South Carolina
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
27 Jan 2015
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Charles Hard Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on July 28, 1915, the son of Henry Keith Townes, an attorney, and Ellen (Hard) Townes.
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1956 – Elected Full Member of the National Academy of Sciences.
1957 – Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences.
1958 – The Comstock Prize in Physics.
1961 – The David Sarnoff Electronics Award.
1961 - The Rumford Prize.
1962 – The John J. Carty Award for the advancement of Science.
1962 – Stuart Ballantine Medal.
1963 – Young Medal and Prize.
1964 – Nobel Prize in Physics with Nikolay Basoy and Alexander Prokhorov for contributions to fundamental work in quantum electronics; development of the maser and laser.
1979 – He was awarded the Niels Bohr International Medal.
1980 – Townes was inducted by his home state into the South Carolina Hall of Science and Technology
1980 - The South Carolina Hall of Science and Technology Citation.
1982 – The National Medal of Science.
1983 - Appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
1994 – Elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
1996 – The Frederic Ives Medal.
2000 – The Lomonosov Medal.
2003 – The Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology.
2005 – The Temple Prize.
2005 - The Leconte Medallion.
2006 – The Vannevar Bush Award, with Raj Reddy.
2008 – Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Redlands.
2010 – SPIE Gold Medal.
2012 - The Golden Goose Award.
2012 - The Nancy DeLove Fitsroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal
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