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"WELCOME TO TOWNESFEST 2011"

in honor of Dr. Charles H. Townes and his recent TAMU Honorary Degree



Dr. Townes has a long history of making contributions to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS), and TAMU. For example, he was the inaugural winner of the Trotter prize (with Dr. Francis Crick) in 2002; has served faithfully on the TAMU Trotter Prize Steering Committee since 2002; gave a talk during the 2009 Trotter Lecture Series, weeklong participation in the 2010 Wyoming Summer School with an after dinner popular talk to conference participants and the community, gave a talk during the dedication week for the new Physics Building and participated in the dedication ceremony itself, donated many of his books to the IQS Reading Room which bears his name, and has given numerous distinguished talks over the years at TAMU. His dedication to science and contributions to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to the IQS, and TAMU are immeasurable.

For this (and more) Dr. Charles H. Townes is being awarded a TAMU Honorary Doctorate. Please join us in celebrating with Dr. Townes this exciting event!!


Dr. Charles H. Townes

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, May 12, 2011

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 PM
Seminar MIST M102
Title: "Interferometric Measurements of Stars"

Please see announcement.

12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Penrose Plaza
Pizza Reception

Please RSVP Attendance Only for the Pizza Reception
to ensure enough food will be available
(RSVP deadline 4:00 PM May 9, 2011)

Current RSVP List

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Presidential Library Tour
(if there is sufficient interest)


Friday, May 13, 2011

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
IQSE 5th Floor Lounge Area
Lunch with Graduate Students
(Sandwiches from Jason's Deli)

Please RSVP Attendance Only for the Lunch Reception
to ensure enough food will be available
(RSVP deadline 4:00 PM May 9, 2011)

Current RSVP List

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
IQSE 578
Faculty Reception

Please RSVP Attendance Only for the Faculty Reception
to ensure enough food will be available
(RSVP deadline 4:00 PM May 9, 2011)

Current RSVP List

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cody's BBQ
Dinner with Postdocs and Researchers

Please RSVP Attendance Only for the Postdoc/Researcher Dinner to ensure sufficient space will be available
(RSVP deadline 4:00 PM May 9, 2011)

Current RSVP List

Saturday, May 14, 2011


2:00 P.M. College of Science Commencement
Dr. Charles Townes receives TAMU Honorary Doctorate

Tickets are very limited, but we are happy to make the request if you have an interest in attending the ceremony.





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Last Updated April 21, 2011