The path that the late Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD '50) cut in the scientific world was distinctively Caltech. He focused on fundamental questions about the universe and created tools that led to new revelations.
His curiosity, and his desire to make the biggest difference he could, drove him to switch his focus from high energy physics to molecular biology, and later to neurobiology. As an unexpected side effect, his work also has inspired artists and composers.
Donald Glaser and his family have made a pair of significant commitments to the Caltech community.