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    Default Dr Theodore Maiman

    Theodore Harold Maiman, physicist: born Denver, Colorado 11 July 1927; twice married (one daughter deceased); died Vancouver, British Columbia 5 May 2007.

    Inventer of ruby laser, first person to see coherent laser light from a manmade source.

    got it going with a almost impossible setup, and with a glass flashlamp running at the explosion point.

    resquiat in pacem

    Steve

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    It seems his passing has gone largley unoticed over here in the UK. Im not an avid reader of newspapers but I have not heard a peep in any media about this. A quick search on the BBC news revealed nothing and the Daily Telegraph website suggested I had mistyped and was really looking for theodore main????

    Marvellous.

    Well at least he will be mouned here and on alt.lasers.

    Rob

    PS good to see you here Mr Roberts.

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    Yeah, it's a sad day for the inventor of what the press called the Death Ray.
    See " http://tinyurl.com/ys8ytp " for more details about Theodore Maiman.

    Rick
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