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Arthur Leonard Schawlow
Arthur Leonard Schawlow
Born(1921-05-05)May 5, 1921
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 28, 1999(1999-04-28) (aged 77)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsBell Labs
Columbia University
Stanford University
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Doctoral advisorMalcolm Crawford
Known forlaser spectroscopy
Notable awardsStuart Ballantine Medal (1962)
Marconi Prize (1977)
Nobel Prize for Physics (1981)
National Medal of Science (1991)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921 – April 28, 1999) was an American physicist. He was the co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for his work using lasers to determine atomic energy levels with great precision.[1][2]

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