James Watson Cronin
|Died||August 25, 2016 (aged 84)|
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University|
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
|Known for||Nuclear physics|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics|
John Price Wetherill Medal
National Medal of Science
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
James Watson Cronin (September 29, 1931 – August 25, 2016) was an American nuclear physicist. Cronin and co-researcher Val Logsdon Fitch were awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for a 1964 experiment that proved that certain subatomic reactions are not the same as to fundamental symmetry principles (called CP violation).
References[change | change source]
- National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science
- "James Cronin, Nobel laureate who overturned long-accepted beliefs about the fundamental symmetry of laws of physics , dies at 84".
- Roberts, Sam (2016-08-31). "James Cronin, Who Explained Why Matter Survived the Big Bang, Dies at 84". The New York Times.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biography and Bibliographic Resources, from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, United States Department of Energy
- Cronin's Nobel lecture on CP Symmetry Violation
- James Watson Cronin at Nobel-winners.com
- James Cronin at nobelprize.org
- the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons. Archived 2005-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
- Short biography at the University of Chicago Archived 2008-01-23 at the Wayback Machine