Theodore Maiman

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Theodore MaimanName: Theodore Harold "Ted" Maiman

Born: July 11, 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA

Death: May 5, 2007 (Age: 80)

Computer-related contributions

  • American physicist.
  • Made the first laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation).

Significant publications

  • The Laser Odyssey, which describes the events surrounding the creation of the first laser.

Honors and awards

  • Stuart Ballantine Medal (1962).
  • Wolf Prize in Physics (1983).
  • Japan Prize (1987).