Luis Walter Alvarez

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Luis Walter Alvarez
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Born 13 Juin 1911(1911-06-13)
San Francisco, Californie, USA
Died 1 September 1988(1988-09-01) (aged 77)
Berkeley, Californie, USA
Cause o daith
Cancer
Restin place
Ashes scattered ower Monterey Bay, Californie
Naitionality American
Alma mater varsity o Chicago
Hauf-marrae(s) Geraldine Smithwick (m. 1936; div. 1957)
Janet L. Landis (m. 1958)
Awairds Medal for Merit (1947)
Naitional Medal o Science (1963)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1968)
Enrico Fermi awaird (1987)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics
Institutions Varsity o Californie, Berkeley
Doctoral advisor Arthur Compton
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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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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.