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Donald Glaser, Young Jewish Nobel Prize Winner, is Contributor to U.J.A.

Officials of the University of Michigan expressed pride today in the fact that Dr. Donald A. Glaser, the 34-year-old Jewish scientist who won the 1960 Nobel Prize in physics, had been associated with the university for about 10 years.

Dr. Glaser, who was a regular contributor to the United Jewish Appeal, was born in Cleveland. His parents emigrated from Russia about 50 years ago and settled in Cleveland where he later attended the Case Institute of Technology. He will receive $43,700 in prize money for his invention of a “bubble bath chamber” which is used to measure the energy of high-speed atoms emitted from billion-volt atom smashers. He developed the method while he was a member of the University of Michigan faculty.

The young Jewish scientist, who is a bachelor, left the University of Michigan last year and joined the University of California. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in physics in 1950 at the California Institute of Technology.