Reply to post: Re: RIP sir.

Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

Chris G Silver badge

Re: RIP sir.

I remember reading about his Nobel Prize in a copy of New Scientist in the school library, I also remember a statement that the laser was a solution to a question that hadn't been asked yet. Incredible how many things it has become a solution for, a fundamental part of everyday life.

I also liked ' went into semi retirement at 98'.

A great man!

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