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Alvarez Luis A3

Image title: 
Portrait of Alvarez
Credit line: 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, W. F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates, Physics Today Collection
Description: 

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 explostion' of nuclear particles beginning around 1959. Appeared on the cover of "Physics Today" November, 1981.

Original format: 
3 photographic prints (black and white; 8 x 10 inches)
Person(s): 
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988
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