In Memoriam: Berkeley Lab Nobelist Donald Glaser

March 4, 2013

Donald Arthur Glaser, a Nobel-prize winning physicist who reinvented himself as a biotech pioneer and later dove into the field of neurobiology, died in his sleep Thursday morning, Feb. 28, at his home in Berkeley. He was 86. Glaser, a professor emeritus of physics and of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab life scientist, won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the bubble chamber, a device that allowed scientists to track the paths of electrons, protons and other elementary particles after collisions, which led the discovery of whole families of new particles. More>

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