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Theodore Maiman conversing with William Weigl over display
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AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Theodore H. Maiman, left, inventor of the ruby laser, look on as William Weigl, president of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, unveils a display honoring him at ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Dr. Maiman, who developed and built the world's first working laser at Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, California, in May of 1960, was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. Display, which includes a replica of the original laser, will be on permanent exhibit in the lobby of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia.

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1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
Maiman, Theodore H.