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  1. Charles Hard Townes By Rachael Vinzant

  2. Charles Hard Townes • He was born in Greenville, North Carolina • He was born on July 28, 1915 • Son of Henry and Ellen Townes • He attended Greenville public schools

  3. Later attended Furman University in Greenville • He graduated from Furman at age 19

  4. He became interested in physics • When he was a sophomore in college • He worked during summer at Furman’s biology camp • He began studying microwave physics

  5. Appointed Provost and Professor of Physics at M.I.T. • in 1966 he became Institute Professor at M.I.T. • same year resigned from the position of Provost • He wanted to do more research

  6. Teaching Assignments • Appointed University Professor at the UC in 1967 • He does teaching, researching and other activities • National Lecturer for Sigma Xi • Taught during summer sessions at University of Michigan

  7. Teaching assignments • and Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Italy • Scott Lecture at the University of Toronto. • Invented the laser

  8. Member of: • member of the National Academy of Sciences • the National Academy of Engineering • the Royal Society of London • And many more

  9. Honors • Noble prize • Templeton prize • 27 honorary degrees • member, and vice chairman, at Science Advisory Committee

  10. He now lives in Berkeley, CA. • He got married in 1941 to Frances Brown • four daughters, Linda, Ellen, Carla, and Holly

  11. citations • Laureate, . "Charles H. Townes." noble prize. March 2006. Nobel Web, Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1964/townes-bio.html>. • "Charles Hard Townes." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 22 Feb. 2010 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/601072/Charles-Hard-Townes>.

  12. Citations • "Clemson Universtiy." Clemson. 2009. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://www.clemson.edu/newsroom/articles/2008/october/townes_bio.php5>. • "the generous suppotors of M.I.T. team." mit. Web. 23 Feb 2010. <http://grandchallenge.mit.edu/sponsors.shtml>.

  13. Cititations • "The coucil of independent colleges." artsor. November 2006. Council of Independent Colleges, Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://hcap.artstor.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&d=i237>. • "UCKC-info page." ucsd. Web. 23 Feb 2010. <https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/uckc-l>.

  14. Citations • "university of toronto. jpg." wikimedia. 21 October 2009. Web. 23 Feb 2010. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Toronto_courtyard.JPG>. • "Nobel prize winner 2008." navtejkohli. Navtej Kohli , Web. 23 Feb 2010. <http://www.navtejkohli.com/nobel-prize-2008-winner/>.

  15. citations • "inventor of laser." cuhk. 18 Aug 2005. Web. 23 Feb 2010. <http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ipro/pressrelease/050818e.htm>.