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  • Charles Townes, 99, inventor of laser, dies

    01/28/2015 2:20:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/28/2015 | Gregory Bull
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Charles Townes, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the laser died Tuesday, according to Berkeley's website. Townes, 99, had been in failing health and passed away en route to the hospital. "The passing away of Professor Charles Townes today marks the end of an era," said astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel, a colleague and professor of physics at UC Berkeley. "He was one of the most important experimental physicists of the last century." In 1951, Townes was seated on a park bench in...
  • 'Explore as much as we can': Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes on evolution & intelligent design

    05/16/2007 6:54:51 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 654 replies · 7,215+ views
    UC Berkeley News ^ | 06/17/2005 | Bonnie Azab Powell,
    Charles Townes is the Nobel Prize Physics winner whose pioneering work led to the maser and later the laser. The University of California, Berkeley interviewed him on his 90th birthday where they talked about evolution, intelligent design and the meaning of life. I thought this would be good to share... ---------------------------------------- BERKELEY Religion and science, faith and empirical experiment: these terms would seem to have as little in common as a Baptist preacher and a Berkeley physicist. And yet, according to Charles Hard Townes, winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics and a UC Berkeley professor in the Graduate...
  • Physicist Is Awarded the Templeton Prize in Spiritual Matters

    03/10/2005 10:48:40 AM PST · by Rodney King · 9 replies · 457+ views
    New York Times ^ | today | Dennis Overbye
    Physicist Is Awarded the Templeton Prize in Spiritual Matters By DENNIS OVERBYE Published: March 10, 2005 Dr. Charles Townes, a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for helping to invent the laser, added another and most unusual prize to a lifelong storehouse of honors yesterday. In a news conference at the United Nations, he was announced as the winner of the $1.5 million Templeton Prize, awarded annually for progress or research in spiritual matters. Dr. Townes, 89, a longtime professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has long argued that those old antagonists science and religion are more alike than...
  • Physicist Wins Spirituality Prize

    03/10/2005 9:17:16 AM PST · by zencat · 19 replies · 665+ views
    LA Times via Yahoo ^ | 03/10/2005 | Larry Stammer
    Charles Townes, the UC Berkeley professor who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his work in quantum electronics and then startled the scientific world by suggesting that religion and science were converging, was awarded the $1.5-million Templeton Prize on Wednesday for progress in spiritual knowledge. The co-inventor of the laser, Townes, 89, said no greater question faced humankind than discovering the purpose and meaning of life and why there was something rather than nothing in the cosmos.
  • Co-Inventor of Laser Wins $1.5M Prize (Christian physicist awarded Templeton)

    03/09/2005 11:05:09 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 310+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/05 | RICHARD N. OSTLING, AP Religion Writer
    Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel Prize-winner in physics, was named Wednesday as the recipient of a religion award billed as the world's richest annual prize. Townes, 89, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, won the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities. The award is worth 795,000 British pounds more than $1.5 million and Townes was honored for talks and writings about the importance of relating science and religion... He first addressed that topic in 1964, the same year he shared the Nobel with two Russians for research...