Luis Walter Alvarez bio

Birth Name: Luis Walter Alvarez

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: San Francisco

Date Of Birth: June 13, 1911

Date Of Death: September 1, 1988

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Luis Walter Alvarez was born on the 13th of June, 1911. He was known for being a Physicist. Revered physicist who received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics for his hand in designing a liquid hydrogen bubble chamber. He was also involved in high-profile projects like the Manhattan Project and the x-raying of the Egyptian pyramids.

Luis Walter Alvarez was born in San Francisco. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1936. In collaboration with his son, he formed the hypothesis stating that the extinction of the dinosaurs came about as a result of an asteroid.

Luis Walter Alvarez was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Luis Walter Alvarez was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Luis Walter Alvarez is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Personal Life

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Luis Walter Alvarez was born in the Year of the Pig.

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REAL NAME: Luis Walter Alvarez
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Luis Walter Alvarez was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Luis Walter Alvarez was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Luis Walter Alvarez had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Luis Walter Alvarez’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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