Show Notes: Luis Alvarez Part 2

Tracy Wilson

Sept. 20, 1970, Albuquerque, N.M: Models of nuclear weapons Fat Man and Little Boy. Image © Bettmann/CORBIS Sept. 20, 1970, Albuquerque, N.M: Models of nuclear weapons Fat Man and Little Boy. Image © Bettmann/CORBIS

After developing a number of life-saving radar technologies during World War II, Luis W. Alvarez went on to be part of the Manhattan Project. He was aboard the Enola Gay during the mission to bomb Hiroshima, and he flew aboard another aircraft to witness the bombing of Nagasaki. Once the war was over, he returned to the world of theoretical physics before taking a somewhat surprising turn as sort of a scientific mystery-solver.

Our listener mail is from Kevin with a bit of family history following our Benjamin Banneker episode.

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