Biography of Luis Walter Álvarez (1911-1988)

American physicist, born in San Francisco in 1911 and died on August 31, 1988.

It belonged to the University of Chicago, where he/she conducted research of very high level, such as the development of radar, and the invention of the cyclone. During the second world war he/she worked in the realization of the radar and carried out methods to detonate the plutonium. For his contributions in the field of elementary particles and the discovery of resonance States carried out with the use of Chambers of bubbles of hydrogen and the analysis of data, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. To carry out its investigations split camera invented by Glaser, developing a method to be used and a new measurement data analysis process.