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Arthur Leonard Schawlow
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Arthur Leonard Schawlow
Born (1921-05-05)May 5, 1921
Died April 28, 1999(1999-04-28) (aged 77)
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Toronto
Known for laser spectroscopy
Spouse(s) Aurelia Townes (m. 1951; 3 children)
Awards Stuart Ballantine Medal (1962)
Marconi Prize (1977)
Nobel Prize for Physics (1981)
National Medal of Science (1991)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Bell Labs
Columbia University
Stanford University
Doctoral advisor Malcolm Crawford

Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921 – April 28, 1999) was an American physicist. He was the co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for his work using lasers to determine atomic energy levels with great precision.

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