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Charles H. Townes Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHARLES H. TOWNES
Born: July 28, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina
Died: January 27, 2015 in Oakland, California
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Charles Hard Townes (1915-2015), shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physics with Soviet scientists Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Nikolay G. Basov "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle". Townes created the first maser - a predecessor to the laser that amplified microwaves - with two students in 1953. He and A. L. Schawlow also showed that it was possible to construct a laser in 1958, two years before the first ruby laser was built by Theodore Maiman.   
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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - ARTICLE SIGNED 5/1966  - HFSID 201747
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - ARTICLE SIGNED 5/1966 - HFSID 201747
    Charles H. Townes signs a copy of his 1966 article The Convergence of Science and Religion. Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physics for building the first maser, a predecessor to the laser, and for demonstrating that it was possible to construct a laser.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - AUTOGRAPH 04/27/2012  - HFSID 303292
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - AUTOGRAPH 04/27/2012 - HFSID 303292
    CHARLES H. TOWNES The physicist dated and signs a 6x4 florescent yellow card Signature: "Chas. H. Townes/April 27, 2012". 6x4 card. American physicist Charles HardTownes (1915-2015), shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physics with Soviet scientists Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Nikolay G.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 201348
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 201348
    Small signed b/w photograph by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of physicist Charles H. Townes sitting at a desk with crossed arms, signed with his "Best wishes". Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physics for building the first maser, a predecessor to the laser, and for demonstrating that it was possible to construct a laser.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 303707
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 303707
    CHARLES H. TOWNES FDC honoring the World War II Liberty Ships First Day Cover signed: "Chas. H. Townes", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring the Liberty Ships of World War II, postmarked Phoenix, Arizona, September 3, 1991, 29-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 317267
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 317267
    CHARLES H. TOWNES The Nobel Prize-winning physicist signs an FDC celebrating Science and Industry. First Day Cover signed: "Chas. H. Townes", 6½x3¾. FDC celebrating Science & Industry, postmarked Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1983, 20-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 285371
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 285371
    CHARLES H. TOWNES First Day Cover honoring the Spokane World's Fair of 1974 First Day Cover signed: "Chas. H. Townes", 6½x3¾. FDC celebrating the Spokane World Fair of 1974 and its theme,

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY - HFSID 181116
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY - HFSID 181116
    CHARLES H. TOWNES, CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY 1946 first day cover honoring the hundredth anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute, signed by the physicists who helped pioneer the laser First day cover signed "John M. J. Madey" (on front and verso) and "Chas. H. Townes". 6½x3½.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY - HFSID 181117
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY - HFSID 181117
    CHARLES H. TOWNES, CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN M.J. MADEY 1946 first day cover honoring the hundredth anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute, signed by two groundbreaking physicists First day cover signed "Chas. H. Townes". Pencil notations in top left corner and on verso, in unknown hand. 6½x3½.

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  • CHARLES H. TOWNES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1970  - HFSID 100754
    CHARLES H. TOWNES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1970 - HFSID 100754
    Physicist Charles H. Townes wrote this letter to a fellow scientist in 1970, suggesting changes to a letter about the Space Science Board's Summer Study on Space Science and Applications Priorities. Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physics for building the first maser, a predecessor to the laser, and for demonstrating that it was possible to construct a laser.

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    $440.00

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