The Townes Laser Institute

UCF Presents
Charles Townes, Founding Father of the Laser

Townes' address at the inauguration of Townes Laser Institute "The Laser, its Origin, Development and Possible Future" (4 May 2007)

Interview with Joanna Rose (7 December 2001)

"Prof Townes speaks to by Joanna Rose, science writer, on the development of masers, how success grew out of failure, and the moment of the discovery. He explains why from time to time he changes his field and also talks about his interest in languages and music, and how religion and science can converge."
Source: Nobel Prize website

Townes interview for LaserFest (2010)


Charles Townes receives the Nobel Prize in 1964