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Ali Javan papers

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Identifier: MC-0617


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Ali Javan (1926-2016) earned a PhD in physics from Columbia University in 1954. He worked at Bell Laboratories, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) in 1961 as an associate professor of physics. In 1978 Javan was named the first Francis Wright Professor of Physics at MIT, and became an emeritus professor in 1996. He is recognized for his leadership and original contributions in the field of lasers and quantum electronics, and won international acclaim for his invention of the world's first laser to operate continuously, with unprecedented color purity and accuracy.

MIT News Office obituary:


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