UCF Mourns Nobel Laureate and Laser Pioneer Charles H. Townes

UCF Mourns Nobel Laureate and Laser Pioneer Charles H. Townes

UCF Mourns Nobel Laureate and Laser Pioneer Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes, a laser pioneer, Nobel laureate and namesake of the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida, died Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 99.

Townes, who made world-changing contributions in the field of optics and lasers, had long-term ties to UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics and the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers.

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