Memorial Tribute by Richard L. Garwin:

"An Appreciation," by Richard Muller

"A Biographical Memoir," by W. Peter Trower

Books about Luis Alvarez: 
  • L. W. Alvarez, Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist (Basic Books, 1987).
  • W. P. Trower, editor, Discovering Alvarez: selected works of Luis W. Alvarez, with commentary by his students and colleagues (University of Chicago Press, 1987).
  • A. Allison, Luis Alvarez and the Development of the Bubble Chamber (Mitchell Lane Pub., 2003). (for ages 10-14)
  • T. Randall, Luis Walter Alvarez (Raintree, 2005). (for ages 9-14)
  • M. Venezia, Luis Alvarez: Wild Idea Man (Scholastic Library Pub, 2010). (for ages 9-12)

Additional Reading:
  • R. Muller, Nemesis, the Death Star: The Story of a Scientific Revolution (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1988).
  • G. Smoot and K. Davidson, Wrinkles in Time (William Morrow and Company,  1993).
  • W. Alvarez, T.rex and the Crater of Doom (Princeton University Press, 1997).
  • P. M. Dauber and R. A. Muller, The Three Big Bangs: Comet Crashes, Exploding Stars, and the Creation of the Universe (Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1997).
  • J. L. Powell, Night Comes to the Cretaceous: Comets, Craters, Controversy, and the Last Days of the Dinosaurs (Harcourt Brace, 1999).

Honors and Awards:
Fellow of the American Physical Society (1939)
Collier Trophy of the National Aeronautics Association (1946)
Member of the National Academy of Science (1947)
Presidential Medal for Merit (1947)
Fellow of the American Philosophical Society (1953)
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1958)
California Scientist of the Year (1960)
Albert Einstein Award (1961)
National Medal of Science (1963)
Michelson Award (1965)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1968)
Member of the National Academy of Engineering (1969)
University of Chicago Alumni Medal (1978)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (1978)
Enrico Fermi award of the US Department of Energy (1987)
IEEE Honorary Membership (1988)