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[al-vuh-rez] /ˈæl vəˌrɛz/
Luis Walter, 1911–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1968. Unabridged
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  • Watson Scott found Alvarez Lazaro the soul of polished politeness.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • No, whatever may happen, Alvarez shall never know through me.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • "Our plan has been marked by some success after all," said Alvarez to Braxton Wyatt.

    The Free Rangers Joseph A. Altsheler
  • That night Alvarez hauled him out of bed and put him in there.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • With the hearty aid of Richarte and Alvarez, the surveyors did better than I expected.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
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Luis Walter. 1911–88, US physicist. He made (with Felix Bloch) the first measurement of the neutron's magnetic moment (1939). Nobel prize for physics 1968
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Alvarez in Science
American physicist who studied subatomic particles. Alvarez built a device called a hydrogen bubble chamber that made it possible to analyze the reactions occurring between atomic nuclei inside it. His observations led to the theory that protons, neutrons, and electrons are made of quarks. Alvarez won a 1968 Nobel Prize for physics for this work. With his son, geologist Walter Alvarez (born 1940), he later developed a theory that the extinction of dinosaurs was caused by climate changes resulting from a giant asteroid striking the Earth.
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