Arthur Leonard Schawlow
|Born||May 5, 1921|
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 28, 1999 (aged 77)|
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Known for||laser spectroscopy|
|Spouse(s)||Aurelia Townes (m. 1951; 3 children)|
|Awards||Stuart Ballantine Medal (1962)|
Marconi Prize (1977)
Nobel Prize for Physics (1981)
National Medal of Science (1991)
|Doctoral advisor||Malcolm Crawford|
Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921 – April 28, 1999) was an American physicist. He was the co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for his work using lasers to determine atomic energy levels with great precision.