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Jeff Hecht
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Charles Townes
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Bell Laboratories / Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection

Charles H. Townes with a ruby maser amplifier for Radio Astronomy. The entire apparatus was mounted at the focus of the 50' parabolic dish at the Naval Research Laboratory and represented the first successful use of masers for radio astronomical work.

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3 photographic prints (black and white; 8 x 10 inches)
Townes, Charles H.