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Alvarez, Walter

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Geologist

1940 – Born in Berkeley, California. An American geologist and expert on plate tectonics, mountain formation, causes of mass extinctions, and paleomagnetism.


1962 – He earned his B.A. in geology.


1967 – Received his Ph.D. in geology from Princeton University.


        – He was a geologist in The Netherlands and Libya with American Overseas Petroleum.

1977 – Came to Berkeley, and began a study of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, as recorded in the Italian limestones.


1981 – He was a professor of geology and geophysics, University of California, Berkeley.