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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Luis W. Alvarez

Photo

Dates

January 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988

Authorized Form of Name

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Additional Forms of Names

Alvarez, Luis, 1911-1986

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-

Alvarez, Luis Walter

Alvarez, Luis Walter, 1911-1988

Álvarez, Luis W., 1911-1987

Biography

Abstract

Physicist (experimental). Died 1988. Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1938-1978; and Associate Director of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1954-1959 and 1976-1978. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1968.

Important Dates

January 13, 1911Birth, San Francisco (Calif.).

1932Obtained B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1934Obtained M.S., University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1936Obtained Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1936 – 1988Assistant (1936-38); Assistant Professor (1938-41); Associate Professor (1941-45); Professor (1945-78); Associate Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1954-59; 1976-78); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1978-88), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1940 – 1943Staff member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1940 – 1943Associate Editor, "Physical Review.".

1943 – 1945Work on Manhattan Project: Researcher at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1943-44), Leader, Electronic Detonators Group at Los Alamos Laboratory (1944-45), and Co-Leader, Observation Team at Tinian Island (1945).

1946Awarded the Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautical Association.

1947Awarded the Medal for Merit.

1947Elected member, National Academy of Sciences.

1948 – 1949Governing Board, American Institute of Physics (AIP).

1953Awarded the John Scott Medal and Prize by the city of Philadelphia.

1961Awarded the Einstein Medal.

1963Awarded the National Medal of Science.

1965Received the Michelson Award of Case Institute of Technology.

1968Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to elementary particle physics, in particular the large number of resonance states he discovered.

1969President, American Physical Society (APS).

1973Member, President’s Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

1987Received the Enrico Fermi Award, U.S. Department of Energy.

September 1, 1988Death, Berkeley (Calif.).

Occupation

Experimental particle physicist.

Places

Birth

San Francisco (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Death

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Betatrons.

Bubble chambers.

Cyclotrons.

Dipole moments.

Neutron sources -- Spectra.

Neutrons.

Nuclear fission.

Nuclear physics.

Particle accelerators.

Positrons -- Emission.

Transuranium elements.

World War, 1939-1945.

Relationships

People

Family

Alvarez, Donald

Son.

Alvarez, Helen

Daughter.

Alvarez, Janet Landis

Second wife. Both employed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Alvarez, Jean

Daughter.

Alvarez, Robert

Brother.

Alvarez, Walter C. (Walter Clement), 1884-1978

Father.

Alvarez, Walter, 1940-

Son. They collaborated on the theory that one or more asteroids caused the extinction of dinosaurs.

Brownson, Bernice Alvarez

Sister.

Mead, Gladys Alvarez

Sister.

Smithwick, Geraldine

First wife, married in 1936.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Collaborated on an experiment which led to the first measurement of the magnetic moment of the neutron.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Ph.D. advisor at University of Chicago. Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Cornog, Robert A.

Worked together to discover hydrogen and helium of atomic mass 3, tritium and helium-3.

David, Edward E.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Johnston, Lawrence H.

Worked together to design a ground-controlled approach radar.

Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-

Collaborated on an investigation of neutron scattering in ortho and parahydrogen.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Advised by Alvarez at Berkeley Radiation Laboratory and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tobias, Cornelius A.

Advised by Alvarez at University of California, Berkeley.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Advised by Alvarez at University of California, Berkeley, "Pion-hyperon Resonances."

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birch, Francis, 1903-1992

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bonbrake, Lawrence

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-1972

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project and Project Alberta, Manhattan Project.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Froman, Darol K. (Darol Kenneth), 1906-1997

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Higinbotham, William A.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mack, Julian Ellis, 1903-1966

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory and on Project Alberta, Manhattan Project.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Parratt, Lyman G. (Lyman George)

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Penney, William George Penney, Baron, 1909-1991

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory and Project Alberta, Manhattan Project.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Waldman, Bernard, 1913-1986

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Abelson, Philip Hauge

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Brobeck, William Morrison, 1908-

Brueckner, Keith A.

Bryant, John H.

Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

Cohen, Morrel H.

Cranberg, Lawrence, 1917-

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Everson, George, 1885-

Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, 1906-1971

Flatte, Stanley M.

Fraser, Lorence

Golden, Robert L., 1940-1995

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Hill, A. G. (Albert Gordon), 1910-1996

Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-

Kistiakowsky, Vera

Kowarski, Lew

Langer, Lawrence Marvin, 1913-2000

Larson, Clarence E. (Clarence Edward), 1909-

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

McCrea, William Hunter

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Muller, R. (Richard)

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Pound, Robert V.

Pripstein, Morris, 1935-

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Reynolds, Wallace B.

Rhodes, Richard, 1937-

Roe, Anne, 1904-1991

Sagane, Ryōkichi, 1905-1969

Shankland, Robert S., 1908-

Studied together at University of Chicago.

Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Wright, Byron T. (Byron Terry), 1917-

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Associate Director.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Leader, Electronic Detonators Group, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Leader, Electronic Detonators Group at Los Alamos Laboratory, and Co-Leader, Observation Team at Tinian Island.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Staff member.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Institute of Physics

Associate Editor for "Physical Review" and Governing Board member.

American Philosophical Society

American Physical Society

President.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Stanford University. Department of Physics

United States. President's Science Advisory Committee

Member.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained BS, MS, and PhD.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Banquet of the American Physical Society [sound recording] 1969 April 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Luis Alvarez records, 1956-1988.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Luis W. Alvarez bubble chamber logs, 1956-1970.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Luis W. Alvarez papers.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Luis W. Alvarez telegram to Leland Haworth, 1952 October 31.

Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

National Museum of American History, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Luis W. Alvarez's experimental notebooks on slow neutron beam and magnetic moment of the neutron experiments, 1939-1940.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Luis Alvarez, 1967 February 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected interviews with notes on the history of radar from the John Bryant collection.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The press meets the scientists [sound recording], 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The search for an elementary particle [sound recording], 1968 January 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Anne Roe papers, 1949-1971 (bulk).

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Clarence E. Larson science and technology oral history collection, 1983-1993.

Special Collections & Archives

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Clips of my life by Byron T. Wright, n.d.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Elmer Hutchisson papers, 1919-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

F. W. Loomis papers, 1920-1976.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

International Congress for Physics [motion picture] / photographed by Heinrich Medicus.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John Bryant collection.

Archives

Historical Electronics Museum, Inc.

P. O. Box 746, M.S. 4015, Baltimore, MD 21203, USA

Keith Brueckner manuscript biography, 1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lawrence Cranberg papers, 1962-2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan [microfilm], 1907-1991.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Office of the Director records of Edwin M. McMillan, 1907-1991.

Pacific Sierra Region

National Archives and Records Administration

1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

LBL Physics Division Group A (Louis Alvarez Group) logbooks, 1961-1989.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Lew Kowarski papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1930-1981).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Albert G. Hill, 1991 August 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith, 1976 September 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith, 1976 September 23. Metallurgy and atomic energy policy: typescript (photocopy), 1980.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Teller, 1980 December.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1973 February 9 and May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Harold M. Agnew, 2006 May 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lawrence M. Langer, 1982.

Office of University Archives and Records Management

Indiana University

Bryan Hall 201, 107 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Oral History interview with Lorence Fraser, 1983 March 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Morrel H. Cohen, 1981 March 31 and June 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman Ramsey, 1960 July 19 to August 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain, 1976 June 16, 21, August 4 and 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain, 1976.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Morrison, 1967 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert S. Shankland, 1974 August 20 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert V. Pound, 2006 September 23, November 4, 18, 2007 February 19 and April 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Wilson, 1977 May 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Martin Flatté, 1986 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vera Kistiakowsky, 1976 April 27, May 11, 26, June 15, August 26, and September 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wallace B. Reynolds, 1975 December 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wallace B. Reynolds, 1975 December 12.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with William Hunter McCrea, 1978 September 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William M. Brobeck, 1975 June 19, 29, October 26 and 1976 February 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Philo T. Farnsworth and George Everson papers, 1914-1999.

Libraries, Arizona Collection

Arizona State University

P.O. Box 871006, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006, USA

Puzzles, History, and Reality TV; Physics Beyond the Classroom [sound recording], 2017 March 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Richard Rhodes papers, 1938-2006.

Libraries. Kenneth Spencer Research Library. University Archives

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045, USA

Robert Golden papers, 1956-1996 (bulk 1968-1988).

Archives and Special Collections Dept.

New Mexico State University

P.O. Box 30006, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003, USA

Thomas Lauritsen papers, 1922-1974 (bulk 1952-1973).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Working with Luis Alvarez (1911-1988) [sound recording], 2011 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Alvarez : adventures of a physicist / Luis W. Alvarez.

Discovering Alvarez : selected works of Luis W. Alvarez, with commentary by his students and colleagues / edited by W. Peter Trower.

Professor Ryokichi Sagane : personal recollections / by Luis W. Alvarez.

Subject

Luis W. Alvarez Physics Today obituary

Portraits of discovery : profiles in scientific genius / George Greenstein.