Luis Walter Alvarez

(1911—1988) American physicist

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(1911–88) US physicist

most of whose working life was spent at the University of California, Berkeley. After working on radar and the atomic bomb during World War II, he concentrated on particle physics. In 1959 he built the first large bubble chamber and developed the technique for using it to study charged particles, for which he was awarded the 1968 Nobel Prize for physics. He later became interested in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

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