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Arthur Leonard Schawlow

Physicist Arthur Leonard Schawlow

Profession: Physicist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best remembered for his work on lasers, for which he shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn.

Born: May 5, 1921
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 28, 1999 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Events in the Life of Arthur Leonard Schawlow

  • 1960-03-22 1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
  • 1981-10-19 Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel Prize for Physics (laser)

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