- Luis Walter,1911–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1968.
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Court watchers prepared to see Chernoff skewer Alvarez about waiting so long to tell that story—had he made it all up?Murray's Sloppy Paper Trail
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I am simply his friend, Alvarez Lazaro—his friend and his avenger!Frank Merriwell's Pursuit
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No, whatever may happen, Alvarez shall never know through me.Across the Spanish Main
If he go to his country that President Alvarez he say he shoot him.
You made an offensive remark about Alvarez; I defended him and struck you.
That night Alvarez hauled him out of bed and put him in there.
- 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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- 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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