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Gordon Gould

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Birthday
17, 1920
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 2005 (85)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1920
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 2005 (85)

About

Scientist who fought for over thirty-eight years for recognition and credit for inventing the laser. He was elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991.

Before Fame

Encouraged by his mother, he grew up learning about the great inventors of the day.

Trivia

He came up with the acronym for 'light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation' - or LASER.

Family Life

He was in a Marxist group with his first wife Glen Fulwider, which denied him security clearances on some top-secret military work involving his laser.

Associated With

While other children looked up to movie and sports stars, he idolized Thomas Edison.

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