Luis Walter Alvarez, born in San Francisco, invented a radio distance and direction indicator. His research resulted in a major revision of nuclear theories.

Luis Alvarez - He helped design a system for landings and with his son developed the meteorite theory of extinction.

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Luis Alvarez - A Profile of the Famous Scientist

This photo shows from left Helen Michel, Frank Asaro, Walter Alvarez and Luis Alvarez, co-authors of a seminal paper in 1980 on what killed the dinosaurs.

This photo shows from left Helen Michel, Frank Asaro, Walter Alvarez and Luis Alvarez, co-authors of a seminal paper in 1980 on what killed the dinosaurs.

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Luis & Walter Alvarez at K-Pg (K-T) boundary in Italy. Their dinosaur killer theory was born in this area. I just finished Walter's book about it - good stuff.

From excess traces of iridium in late Cretaceous rocks, American scientist Luis Walter Alvarez theorizes that a large comet or asteroid struck the earth 65 million years ago, raising clouds of dust that reduced the amount od solar radiation penetrat

Luis Alvarez: Renaissance man. Polymath. Inspiration. Doer of amazing things. Very smily guy.  Seriously, he is so happy! Which he should be. Because his accomplishments are amazing.  It’s nice to find heroes in unexpected places … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Walter_Alvarez

Luis Alvarez: Renaissance man. Polymath. Inspiration. Doer of amazing things. Very smily guy. Seriously, he is so happy! Which he should be. Because his accomplishments are amazing. It’s nice to find heroes in unexpected places … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Walter_Alvarez

Alvarez Hypothesis: Origin and Evidence Parrish illustration of asteroid blastIn the late 1970's geologist Walter Alvarez, and his father, Nobel-prize winning physicist Luis Alvarez, identified an unusual clay layer at the K/T boundary in Italy

Alvarez Hypothesis: Origin and Evidence Parrish illustration of asteroid blastIn the late geologist Walter Alvarez, and his father, Nobel-prize winning physicist Luis Alvarez, identified an unusual clay layer at the K/T boundary in Italy

Luis Walter Alvarez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.He is the young fella next to Arthur Compton on the left.

Luis Walter Alvarez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.He is the young fella next to Arthur Compton on the left.

Fig. 1:Mass extinctions, impacts and large igneous provinces during the Phanerozoic.  Stratigraphic subdivisions and numerical ages from the 2004 International Stratigraphy Chart (ICS).  Genera compilation from Sepkoski (l996), Hallam and Wignall (1997) and MacLeod (2003); impact database from Grieve (1997), LIPS and CFBP database from Courtillot and Renne (2003).  Note that the Chicxulub impact predates the K-T boundary by 120,000 years, based on the time scale of Gradstein et al.  (2004)…

Volcanism, impacts and mass extinctions (short, print version) Professor Gerta Keller et al.* survey the state of mass extinction studies, over 30 years since Walter and Luis Alvarez, Frank Asaro and Helen Michel discovered the KT impact.

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DNA Repair Mechanisms Get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry - The 2015 award goes to three scientists who dissected the molecular mechanisms that drive DNA repair. The post DNA Repair Mechanisms Get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry appeared first on WIRED.

The End of the Dinosaurs: How Luis and Walter Alvarez Uncovered the Catastrophic Event Responsible

“Understanding how we decipher a great historical event written in the book of rocksmay be as interesting as the event itself.

The fine portrait shown above is a 1923 self-depiction by Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985), aunt of Luis Walter Alvarez (1911-88), winner of the N...

The fine portrait shown above is a 1923 self-depiction by Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985), aunt of Luis Walter Alvarez (1911-88), winner of the N...

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