The 1960 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Donald A. Glaser of the University of California at Berkeley for his invention of the bubble chamber for the observation of the tracks of subatomic particles. A native of Cleveland, Glaser did his undergraduate work at Case Institute of Technology and received his PhD in physics in 1950 at the California Institute of Technology, where he had worked on high‐energy cosmic rays under Carl D. Anderson. He then joined the University of Michigan and in 1952, at the age of twenty‐five, he began the series of tests which led to the first successful demonstration of the idea of the bubble chamber—a sealed chamber containing a superheated liquid in which boiling is initiated by ionizing radiation.

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