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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

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)
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988