Donald Arthur Glaser

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Noun1.Donald Arthur Glaser - United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
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The story goes that physicist Donald A. Glaser, while developing the bubble chamber for detecting subatomic particles at the University of Michigan back in the 1950s, used to sit for hors in the student union staring into a glass of beer, looking for tracks of bubbles left by mu mesons -- energetic particles created in violent encounters between cosmic rays and particles in the atmosphere.