National Archives and Records Administration
Pacific San Francisco Region
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
30 linear feet
The material consists of textual records, 1936-1988, relating to scientific projects in which Luis Alvarez participated at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRI, later the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory), Berkeley, California. Records include correspondence, news clippings, reports, scientific articles and papers, notebooks, travel authorizations and vouchers and other materials. Topics addressed include physics research at LRI, including experiemnts with the bevatron accelerator, Alvarez’s development of the hydrogen bubble chamber, studies of structure of the Geza pyramid using cosmic ray analysis, analysis of John F. Kennedy assination evidence, and magnetic monopole invetsigation of moon surface materials. Alvarez won the 1968 Nobel Prize for the development of the hydrogen bubble chamber and the use of it to discover a large number of previously unknown elementary particles.