On This Day In Chemistry

May 5th

American physicist Arthur Schawlow was born on this day in 1921

His research focused on optics – in particular lasers and their use in spectroscopy. Schawlow shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981 with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy.
 

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