Donald Arthur Glaser won the 1960 Nobel Prize for Physics, for his invention of the bubble chamber.

Glaser was born in Cleveland in 1926. He attended both the Case Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph. D. in 1950. He was a faculty member at both the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley.

His primary research area was that of high-energy particle physics, particularly strange particles. He had worked with various types of cloud and diffusion chambers before inventing the bubble chamber in 1952. He has worked at both the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. He received the 1960 Nobel Prize

"for the invention of the bubble chamber".

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