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Donald A. Glaser

1926 - 2013

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Donald Arthur Glaser (September 21, 1926 – February 28, 2013) was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber used in subatomic particle physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald A. Glaser has received more than 193,476 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Donald A. Glaser is the 162nd most popular physicist (up from 180th in 2019), the 685th most popular biography from United States (up from 808th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Physicist.

Donald A. Glaser is most famous for inventing the bubble chamber. This device is used to detect subatomic particles.

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Among physicists, Donald A. Glaser ranks 162 out of 717Before him are Hugh Everett III, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Michio Kaku, Willard Boyle, Murray Gell-Mann, and Steven Weinberg. After him are Polykarp Kusch, Laura Bassi, Georges Charpak, Benjamin Thompson, James Rainwater, and Leon Cooper.

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Among people born in 1926, Donald A. Glaser ranks 33Before him are Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, Clifford Geertz, David Attenborough, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Leopoldo Galtieri. After him are Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, Vivian Maier, Richard Crenna, Neal Cassady, and Necmettin Erbakan. Among people deceased in 2013, Donald A. Glaser ranks 30Before him are Douglas Engelbart, Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, and François Jacob. After him are Jang Song-thaek, Erich Priebke, Richard Griffiths, Jovanka Broz, Boris Berezovsky, and Ray Manzarek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald A. Glaser ranks 685 out of 18,182Before him are Benny Goodman (1909), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Bing Crosby (1903), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Don Johnson (1949), and Michael Bloomberg (1942). After him are Robert Ludlum (1927), Carole Lombard (1908), Robert Altman (1925), Bill de Blasio (1961), John Irving (1942), and Joe Louis (1914).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Donald A. Glaser ranks 24Before him are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), Michio Kaku (1947), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Steven Weinberg (1933). After him are Benjamin Thompson (1753), James Rainwater (1917), Leon Cooper (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), and Arthur Ashkin (1922).