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"Adventurer Physicist" highlighted at OSTI

Considered an 'adventurer physicist' (see ScienceMatters@Berkeley), Luis W. Alvarez searched for hidden chambers in an Egyptian pyramid, analyzed
the film documenting John F. Kennedy's assassination, and flew in the plane that trailed the aircraft that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Along the way, Alvarez developed the proton linear accelerator and won the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to elementary particle physics. OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site showcases Alvarez documents and resources
with additional information
. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about the outcomes of past U.S. Department of Energy research and development that have been widely recognized as remarkable advances in science.