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Alvarez, Luis Walter

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1988 AD
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1911 – Born on the 13th of June in San Francisco, California. An American experimental physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for work that included the discovery of many resonance particles.


1932 – He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chicago.


1934 – He received his Master of Science degree.


1936 – Acquired his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago.


        – Joined the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California, where he is a professor, as a research fellow.


1937 – He gave the first experimental demonstration of the existence of the phenomenon of K-electron capture by nuclei. 


1946 – He was awarded the Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautical Association for the development of Ground – Controlled Approach. 


1947 – Completed the design and construction of the Berkeley 40-foot proton linear accelerator.  


        – He was awarded the Medal for Merit.

1951 – He published the first suggestion for charge exchange acceleration that quickly led to the development of the "Tandem Van de Graaf accelerator". 


1953 – He was awarded the John Scott Medaland Prize, by the city of Philadelphia. 


1960 – He was named "California Scientist of the Year" for his research work on high-energy physics. 


1961 – Awarded the Einstein Medal for his contribution to the physical sciences. 


1963 – Awarded the Pioneer Award of the AIEEE. 


1964 – He was awarded the National Medal of Science for contributions to high-energy physics.


1965 – He received the Michelson Award. 


1967 – Devoted most of this time to the study of cosmic rays, using balloons and superconducting magnets. 


1968 – He won a Nobel Prize in Physics. 


1969 – He became the president of American Physical Society.


1988 – Died on September 1st in Berkeley, California.

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