Bubble Chamber


Donald Arthur Glaser (1926-2013) earned a physics PhD from the California Institute of Technology, went to work at the University of Michigan, designed and built a 6-inch bubble chamber for subatomic particles, and won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Glaser built this replica of that bubble chamber in 1958. He later joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and turned his attention to neurobiology.

Ref: : Donald A. Glaser and David C. Rahm, “Characteristics of Bubble Chambers,” Physics Review 97 (1955): 474-.

“Donald Glaser, Nobel Winner in Physics, Dies at 86,” New York Times (March 5, 2013), p. A19.

Date Made: 1953

Maker: Glaser, D.A.Rahm, D. C.

Location: Currently not on view

Location Of Prior Holder: United States: MichiganUnited States: Michigan, Ann ArborUnited States: Michigan, Ann Arbor, Harrison M. Randall Laboratory of Physics

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Modern Physics


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0356.01Accession Number: 1980.0356Catalog Number: 1980.0356.01

Object Name: Chamber, BubbleBubble Chamber, Pentane, Glaser's Six Inch

Measurements: overall: .61 m x .46 m x .26 m; 2 ft x 1 1/2 ft x 7/8 ftbubble chamber, pentane, glaser's six inch: 73 cm x 18.2 cm x 39.5 cm; 28 3/4 in x 7 3/16 in x 15 9/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8b21-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1005037

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