Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month: Luis Walter Alvarez

Celebrating winning the Nobel Prize, October 30, 1968. The balloons are inscribed with the names of subatomic particles that his group discovered.

Luis Walter Alvarez (June 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988) was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. The American Journal of Physics commented, "Luis Alvarez was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century."

Alvarez was active as a scientist prior to WWII, during WWII on the Manhattan Project, and well into the 1960s, being considered a 'Scientific Detective.'

Here are more sources about Luis Walter Alvarez.

Luis Alvarez - Biographical 

Biography of Luis Walter Alvarez – Hispanic-American Scientist 


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