Charles Townes
Trustee Emeritus

  • Professor, Physics, (1965-86); Professor Emeritus (1986-present), University of California at Berkeley

  • University Provost and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961-1965)

  • Vice-President & Director of Research, Institute for Defense Analysis (1959-1961)

  • Professor, Physics, Columbia University (1948-61)

  • Bell Laboratories (1939-47)

  • Nobel Prize in Physics (1964)

  • National Medal of Science (1982)

  • Member, National Academy of Science

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering

  • Inventor of the maser, co-inventor of the laser

  • Ph.D. in Physics, California Institute of Technology

  • M.S. in Physics, Duke University

  • B.S. in Physics & B.A. in Modern Languages, Furman University