Introduction: Charles Townes as I Have Known Him

  • Arthur L. Schawlow


Charles Townes’s many important discoveries rank him high among the greatest scientists of his generation. Certainly they attest to his extraordinary scientific talents. He has a powerful command of the tools of both theoretical and experimental physics. He also has remarkable personal qualities which have contributed greatly to his success as a scientist, an academic leader, and an advisor to government and industry.


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  • Arthur L. Schawlow

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