An official press release
on the Stanford University
website announces that renowned scientist and
October 7, 2011, at the age of 79.
His work became critically important
to this field of
even in the 1960s, when not that much was
known about lasers. Some of his studies include
Microwave Solid-State Masers (1964), An Introduction
to Lasers and Masers (1972) and Lasers (1986).
is a model scientist. You would look far and wide
to find a laser engineer or scientist who doesn't have
Tony's book Lasers on his desk. He had a unique ability
to blend mathematics and physical insight,” Stanford
professor emeritus in electrical engineering Stephen Harris says.
an easygoing, nice guy to talk to, but when it
came to science, he pushed for on-the-mark answers.
Whatever he wrote was exemplary. He is a shining example
of what a scientist should be,” the professor adds.