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Dr. Townes wins Golden Goose Award

As a counterpart to the Golden Fleece awards that mock certain scientific research projects, the winners of the first Golden Goose Awards were announced in an op-ed for The Washington Post. Among the first winners of the award, which recognizes the often-surprising benefits of science to society, was 1935 Furman graduate Charles H. Townes, whose work led to the development of laser technology. Townes received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964.

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