Luis Walter Alvarez

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Sep 1, 1988 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Sep 1, 1988 (77)

About

Revered physicist who received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics for his hand in designing a liquid hydrogen bubble chamber. He was also involved in high-profile projects like the Manhattan Project and the x-raying of the Egyptian pyramids.

Before Fame

He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1936.

Trivia

In collaboration with his son, he formed the hypothesis stating that the extinction of the dinosaurs came about as a result of an asteroid.

Family Life

His son is respected geologist Walter Alvarez.

Associated With

He worked with Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project, which produced the first atomic bombs, during World War II.