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Ali Javan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0617

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Access note

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Biography

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: http://news.mit.edu/2016/physics-professor-emeritus-ali-javan-dies-0929

Extent

20.3 Cubic Feet (20 record cartons and 1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Processing Information note

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Title
Preliminary Guide to the Papers of Ali Javan
Status
Ready For Review
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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