TITLE

Luis Walter Alvarez: Another "Mayo-Trained" Nobel Laureate

AUTHOR(S)
Steensma, David P.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2006, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p241
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles Luis Walter Alvarez, a recipient of a rare solo Nobel prize for his decisive contributions to elementary particle physics. Alvarez was a clinician and gastrointestinal motility researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was involved in designing the detonator for the Fat Man plutonium bomb during the World War II. He also owned the most popular theory to explain the end of Reptilian Age.
ACCESSION #
19787473

 

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