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Alvarez Luis A2

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Alvarez Luis A2

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Portrait of Alvarez at Desk
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Dr. Luis Alvarez, research group leader, University of California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley; co-discoverer of tritium (hydrogen-3) and helium-3; developed three major radar systems, including Ground Controlled Approach; developed the proton linear accelerator; developed the hydrogen bubble chamber and associated analytical equipment which helped revolutionize physics and led to a "population explosion" of nuclear particles beginning around 1959. Alvarez is the recipient of the Third Annual Albert A. Michelson Award from Chase Institute of Technology. Presented at the annual Michelson Dinner on October 20, 1965.

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3 photographic prints (black and white; one 8.5 x 11 inches, one 8 x 10.5 inches, one 8 x 10 inches)
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988