Luis Walter Alvarez

Luis Walter Alvarez (Juin 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988) wis an American experimental pheesicist, inventor, an professor wha wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1968. The American Journal of Physics commentit, "Luis Alvarez wis ane o the maist brilliant an productive experimental pheesicists o the twentiet century."[1]

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Luis Walter Alvarez
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Born13 Juin 1911(1911-06-13)
San Francisco, Californie, USA
Died1 September 1988(1988-09-01) (aged 77)
Berkeley, Californie, USA
Cause o daith
Restin place
Ashes scattered ower Monterey Bay, Californie
Alma matervarsity o Chicago
Hauf-marrae(s)Geraldine Smithwick (m. 1936; div. 1957)
Janet L. Landis (m. 1958)
AwairdsMedal for Merit (1947)
Naitional Medal o Science (1963)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1968)
Enrico Fermi awaird (1987)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Californie, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorArthur Compton
SignaturLuis Alvarez signature.jpg


  1. Wohl, C. G. (2007). "Scientist as detective: Luis Alvarez and the pyramid burial chambers, the JFK assassination, and the end of the dinosaurs". American Journal of Physics. 75 (11): 968. Bibcode:2007AmJPh..75..968W. doi:10.1119/1.2772290.