In Memory: Dr. Donald Glaser

Donald Glaser

Dr. Donald Glaser, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who served as a member of FAS’s Board of Sponsors for many years, passed away last week at the age of 86. Glaser was the inventor of the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to trace the paths of subatomic particles, which allowed for scientists to further discover that most particles of matter are composed of small particles called quarks.

Dr. Glaser went on to help found one of the U.S’s  first biotechnology firms, the Cetus Corporation.

Later in his career, Dr. Glaser studied neurobiology and vision to understand how humans perceive motion.

For more information on Dr. Glaser, please see these resources:

New York Times

UC Berkeley

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