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Donald A. Glaser

Donald Arthur Glaser

Donald A. Glaser
BornSeptember 21 1926(1926-09-21)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan,
University of California, Berkeley,
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Known forinvention of the bubble chamber
Notable prizesNobel Prize in Physics

Donald Arthur Glaser (born September 21, 1926), is an American physicist and neurobiologist. He won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the invention of the bubble chamber."

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Glaser received his B.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics from the Case Institute of Technology in 1946. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1949. Glaser accepted a position as an instructor at the University of Michigan and was promoted to professor in 1957. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley in 1959 as a Professor of Physics. During this time his research concerned short lived elementary particles. The bubble chamber enabled to observe the live time of the particles.

From 1962 he changed is in research to molecular biology sarting with a project on UV induced cancer. In 1964, he was given the additional title of Professor of Molecular Biology. His current position (since 1989) is Professor of Physics and Neurobiology in the Graduate School.


  • Donald A. Glaser (1952). "Some Effects of Ionizing Radiation on the Formation of Bubbles in Liquids". Phys. Rev. 87 (4): 665 - 665. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.87.665.
Preceded by
Dwight Eisenhower
Time's Men of the Year(Alongside Linus Pauling, Isidor Rabi, Edward Teller, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Robert Woodward, Charles Draper, William Shockley, Emilio Segrè, John Enders, Charles Townes, George Beadle, James Van Allen and Edward Purcell representing U.S. Scientists)
Succeeded by
John F. Kennedy
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