Donald Arthur Glaser
Glaser, Donald Arthur, 1926–, American physicist, b. Cleveland, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1950. He was a professor at the Univ. of Michigan from 1950 to 1959, when he joined the faculty at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. Glaser was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1952 invention of the bubble chamber, which enabled scientists to examine the subatomic particles produced in high-energy accelerators. The bubble chamber provided a window into these minute particles by causing them to collide with each other and leave behind a trace of their presence through the recorded collisions. While groundbreaking at the time of its invention, the bubble chamber has since been replaced by other particle detector technologies.
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