From park bench revelation to pillar of the laser community: Recalling the legacy of Charles Hard Townes

When Charles Hard Townes stepped up to the podium at ICALEO® in September 2010, he was a 95-year-old legend speaking to hundreds of disciples whose life’s work stemmed from his creations. It was his own life’s work that brought him to Anaheim that year to accept LIA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. “It was an amazing […]

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