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Encyclopedia > Ali Javan
Ali Javan
Born 1928
،Tabriz, Iran
Nationality Iranian
American
Field Laser Physics and Quantum Electronics
Institution Columbia
Bell Labs
MIT
Alma Mater University of Tehran
Columbia
Doctoral Advisor Charles Townes
Known for Inventing the gas laser
Notable Prizes Stewart Ballentine Medal of the Franklin Institute (1964)

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Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1966) The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation funds the Guggenheim Museums. ...


Fredric Ives Medal of the Optical Society of America (1975) The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a research and education organization in the field of optics. ...


Humboldt Foundation Fellowship (1979 and 1995)


Albert Einstein World Award of Science of the World Cultural Council (1993) The Albert Einstein World Award for Science is a yearly award given by the World Cultural Council as a means of recognition, and as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development, with special consideration for researches which have brought true benefit and well being to mankind. The award...


Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2006) The National Inventors Hall of Fame is an organization that honors important inventors from the United States. ...

Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان , born 1928 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian inventor and physicist at MIT. He invented the gas laser in 1960. Persian, (local name: FārsÄ« or PārsÄ«), is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران, also transliterated as Teheran or Tehrān), population 7,160,094 (metropolitan: 14,000,000[citation needed]), and a land area of 658 square kilometers, is the capital city of Iran (Persia) and the center of Tehran Province. ... Physicists working in a government lab A physicist is a scientist who studies or practices physics. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is organized into five schools and one college, containing 34 academic departments and 53 interdisciplinary laboratories, centers and programs. ... The gas laser is a kind of laser in which some sort of gas (such as helium or neon) is discharged to produce the laser light. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

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Academic life

He gradutated from Alborz High School, started his university studies at University of Tehran and continued at Columbia University after coming to the United States in 1948. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1954. He joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an associate professor of physics in 1961 and has been a professor since 1964. Alborz High School Alborz High School (in Persian:دبیرستان البرز), is a prestigious high school located in the heart of Tehran, Iran. ... Tehran University is the largest university in Iran, with 32,000 students. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The first few hydrogen atom electron orbitals shown as cross-sections with color-coded probability density. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is organized into five schools and one college, containing 34 academic departments and 53 interdisciplinary laboratories, centers and programs. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Honours

In 1975, Professor Ali Javan received from the Optical Society of America their most prestigious honor, the Fredric Ives Medal, with a citation that praised him for "producing an optical device (the Gas Laser) of unparalleled applicability to scientific research." In 1993, he received the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a research and education organization in the field of optics. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Albert Einstein World Award for Science is a yearly award given by the World Cultural Council as a means of recognition, and as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development, with special consideration for researches which have brought true benefit and well being to mankind. The award...


On May 6th, 2006, Professor Ali Javan was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, along with another MIT Professor, Robert Langer. [1] May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Inventors Hall of Fame is an organization that honors important inventors from the United States. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


See also

The Physics Department at MIT is one of the top physics faculties in the world. ... Photo taken from medieval manuscript by Qotbeddin Shirazi. ... University of Tehran College of Humanities Iran University of Medical Sciences, one of 42 state run medical schools in Iran. ...

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