On May 16, 1960, Theodore Maiman, researcher for Hughes Aircraft Corporation, activated the world’s first laser at the company’s brand new research facility in Malibu, California. HRL will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Maiman’s laser on May 16, 2020, 60 years and a few months after the opening of the site.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a limited liability company. On December 20, 1997, HRL became an LLC owned today by Boeing and General Motors.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, has announced the launch of its first podcast, HRL’s History of the Future, which will focus on the famed Hughes Research facility’s past and HRL’s present advancements in science and technology.
Bill was kind enough to make time for us today to talk about the history of HRL Laboratories.