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 180,661 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Donald A. Glaser is the 180th most popular physicist (down from 143rd in 2019), the 809th most popular biography from United States (down from 498th in 2019) and the 25th 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 180 out of 721Before him are Steven Weinberg, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and Alexander Prokhorov. After him are Osborne Reynolds, Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, Leon M. Lederman, and Roy J. Glauber.

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Among people born in 1926, Donald A. Glaser ranks 43Before him are Alcides Ghiggia, Hilary Putnam, Mel Brooks, David Attenborough, Neal Cassady, and George Martin. After him are Murray Rothbard, Ingrid Thulin, Margot Frank, Maria Schell, John Fowles, and Valdas Adamkus. Among people deceased in 2013, Donald A. Glaser ranks 34Before him are Erich Priebke, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, Ray Manzarek, Robert Coleman Richardson, and Gylmar dos Santos Neves. After him are Sung Jae-gi, Richard Griffiths, Richard Matheson, Ronald Dworkin, Manfred Rommel, and James Avery.

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Among people born in United States, Donald A. Glaser ranks 809 out of 15,968Before him are William Friedkin (1935), Joseph Campbell (1904), Kevin Kline (1947), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), Maya Angelou (1928), and Raymond Carver (1938). After him are Dave Brubeck (1920), Renée Zellweger (1969), John Kerry (1943), Percival Lowell (1855), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Mel Ferrer (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Donald A. Glaser ranks 25Before him are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Leon Cooper (1930), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Michio Kaku (1947), and Steven Weinberg (1933). After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), George E. Smith (1930), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932).