Alvarez: adventures of a physicist

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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist chronicles his life and thought, offers insights into his quest for scientific understanding, and discusses his hypothesis that explains the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs

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Although both of these books are about Nobel laureates in physics, the lives of the two protagonists offer interesting contrasts. I.I. Rabi, immigrant son of poor, devout Orthodox Jews, is very much a ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Luis W. Alvarez is senior research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. His autobiography, "Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist," has just been published. W. Peter Trower, professor of physics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also collaborated on Alvarez's autobiography.

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