Luis Walter Alvarez 1968 Born: 13 June 1911, San Francisco, CA, USA Died: 1 September 1988, Berkeley, CA, USA Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA Prize motivation: "for his decisive contributions to elementary particle physics, in particular the discovery of a large number of resonance states, made possible through his development of the technique of using hydrogen bubble chamber and data analysis" Field: Particle physics
Walter Alvarez is a professor in the Earth and Planetary Science department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most widely known for the theory that dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid impact, developed in collaboration with his father, Nobel Prize winning physicist Luis Alvarez.
Dinozor neslinin nasıl yok olduğunu açıklamaya çalışan bir çok iddia ortaya atılmıştır. Geçmiş yıllarda, dinozor türlerinin kısa bir zaman toplu olarak nasıl yok olduğu uzun bir müddet açıklanamamış ve yanardağdaki patlamalardan iklim değişikliklerine kadar çeşitli teoriler öne sürülmüştür. Nobelli fizikçi Luis Alvarez ve oğlu jeolog Walter Alvarez, bir göktaşının türü ortadan kaldırdığını 1980’de ileri sürer. Alvarezler’in iddiası 80’lerin sonları…
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
Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm ; 8 July 1895 – 12 April 1971) was a Soviet physicist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Ilya Frank, for their 1934 discovery of Cherenkov radiation.