Asteroid (10448) Schawlow

Arthur L. Schawlow (1921–1999), American physicist, shared part of the 1981 Nobel Prize for physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen for contributions to the development of laser spectroscopy. He received a scholarship in science at the University of Toronto (Victoria College). After earning his undergraduate degree Schawlow continued in graduate school at the University of Toronto which was interrupted due to World War II. At the end of the war he began work on his Ph.D at U of T with Professor Malcolm Crawford. He then took a postdoctoral position with Charles Townes at the physics department of Columbia University in the fall of 1949. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.

Orbit type: Main Belt 
Ref: MPC 43044

Author: 
ebriggs
Name: 
Schawlow
Number: 
10448
Designation: 
4314 T-3
Disc. Date: 
1977-10-16
Discoverer: 
van Houten, C.J. et al
Disc. Place: 
Palomar