Luis Walter Alvarez

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Luis Walter Alvarez
Alvarez in 1961
Born(1911-06-13)June 13, 1911
DiedSeptember 1, 1988(1988-09-01) (aged 77)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known forAccelerator mass spectrometry
Alvarez hypothesis
Electron capture
Exploding-bridgewire detonator
Ground-controlled approach
Linear particle accelerator
Liquid hydrogen bubble chamber
Muon-catalyzed fusion
Muon tomography
Isolation of helium-3
Isolation of tritium
Measurement of neutron magnetic moment
Geraldine Smithwick
(m. 1936; div. 1957)

Janet L. Landis (m. 1958)
AwardsCollier Trophy (1945)
Medal for Merit (1947)
John Scott Medal (1953)
Albert Einstein Award (1961)
National Medal of Science (1963)
Pioneer Award (1963)
Michelson–Morley Award (1965)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1968)
Enrico Fermi Award (1987)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorArthur Compton

Luis Walter Alvarez (June 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988) was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968.