Donald Arthur Glaser

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Glaser, Donald Arthur


Born Sept. 21, 1926, in Cleveland. American physicist. Member of the American Academy of Sciences (1962).

Glaser graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1949. From 1949 to 1959 he was a professor at the University of Michigan. He has been a professor at the University of California since 1959. His scientific works are devoted to the physics of cosmic rays and nuclear physics. In 1952 he built a bubble chamber run with liquid hydrogen—an instrument for studying high-energy elementary particles. Glaser was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960.