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Remembering the Energetic Contributions of Templeton Prize Winner Charles Townes, 1915-2015

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Buckingham Palace, May 4, 2005. Photo credit: Templeton Prize / Clifford Shirley
Buckingham Palace, May 4, 2005. Photo credit: Templeton Prize / Clifford Shirley

Charles Townes, the Nobel laureate best known for his work on the invention of the laser, died on January 27, 2015 at the age of 99. “Wonderful things in both science and religion come from our efforts based on observations, thoughtful assumptions, faith, and logic,” he explained when he received the Templeton Prize in 2005 for his contribution in the field of science and religion. “I feel very humble at being thought to have contributed to such critically important fields as spirituality and the purpose of life.”

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