Javan first proposed the concept of the gas laser in 1959 at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. A successful prototype, constructed by him in collaboration with W. R. Bennett, Jr. and D. R. Herriott, was demonstrated in 1960.
Javan also contributed to the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. His original 1960 helium neon-laser device is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
Ahari, Hosseini, and producer Alex Bretow's production company Pol Media has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the life of Javan. He is survived by his two daughters, Maia and Lila Javan, who will executive produce and consult on the project.
Hosseini's credits include the starring role in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning foreign-language films ‘A Separation’ and ‘The Salesman,’ winning best actor at Cannes for the latter.
Iranian filmmaker and producer Ahari most recently directed the horror-thriller ‘The Night,’ which made history when it became the first US-produced film to receive a license to release theatrically in Iran since the country’s revolution. ‘The Night’ releases January 29 in theaters and at home throughout North America from IFC Midnight and is set to roll out globally later in the year.
Bretow is attached to produce the film on Javan, and previously produced ‘The Night’ and ‘Generations’ as well as the award-winning Iranian short ‘Numbness’.
Pol Media is currently meeting with writers to pen the script alongside Ahari and is shopping the project to studios and distributors.
Source: Iran Daily