UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99

January 28, 2015 7:28 PM

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UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99

BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Charles Hard Townes, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor who invented the laser and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics, died Tuesday at the age of 99.

According to a statement from the university, Townes was in failing health and died on his way to the hospital.

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