Arthur Leonard Schawlow

1921 - 1999

Arthur Leonard Schawlow

Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921 – April 28, 1999) was an American physicist and co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes. His central insight, which Townes overlooked, was the use of two mirrors as the resonant cavity to take maser action from microwaves to visible wavelengths. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Leonard Schawlow has received more than 121,363 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 213th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Arthur Leonard Schawlow ranks 212 out of 659Before him are Leon M. Lederman, Bertram Brockhouse, James Rainwater, Ernest Walton, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and Andrew Huxley. After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Herbert Kroemer, Jacques Charles, Abdus Salam, Tsung-Dao Lee, and Yoichiro Nambu.

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Among people born in 1921, Arthur Leonard Schawlow ranks 38Before him are Vasily Stalin, Patricia Highsmith, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Seretse Khama, Georges Brassens, and Telmo Zarra. After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Akio Morita, Kenneth Arrow, Yoichiro Nambu, Edgar Morin, and Aaron T. Beck. Among people deceased in 1999, Arthur Leonard Schawlow ranks 21Before him are Robert Bresson, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Jerzy Grotowski, Willi Stoph, Joe DiMaggio, and Iris Murdoch. After him are Akio Morita, Fred Trump, Julius Nyerere, Gerhard Herzberg, Raisa Gorbacheva, and Glenn T. Seaborg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arthur Leonard Schawlow ranks 766 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Palance (1919), Don Cherry (1936), George Beadle (1903), George Cukor (1899), Anne Rice (1941), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916). After him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Ray Manzarek (1939), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Albert Ellis (1913), Renée Zellweger (1969), and Robert Solow (1924).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Arthur Leonard Schawlow ranks 42Before him are John L. Hall (1934), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Leon M. Lederman (1922), and James Rainwater (1917). After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Frederick Reines (1918), Clifford Shull (1915), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), and Robert H. Goddard (1882).