Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT ranked no. 12 in “Top 100 Living Geniuses”

Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) is an Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT. His main contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, with William R. Bennett. In 2007 Javan was ranked Number 12 on the list of the “Top 100 Living Geniuses”.

Known for Gas laser
Notable awards Albert Einstein World Award of Science (1993)

Ali Javan was born in Tehran to Iranian Azerbaijani parents from Tabriz.[3] He graduated from Alborz High School, started his university studies at University of Tehran and came to the United States in 1948 right after the war.


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