James Cronin

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James Watson Cronin
Born(1931-09-29)September 29, 1931
DiedAugust 25, 2016(2016-08-25) (aged 84)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materSouthern Methodist University
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
Known forNuclear physics
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics
John Price Wetherill Medal
National Medal of Science
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity 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).[1]

Cronin died on August 25, 2016 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the age of 84.[2][3]

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  1. National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science
  2. "James Cronin, Nobel laureate who overturned long-accepted beliefs about the fundamental symmetry of laws of physics , dies at 84".
  3. Roberts, Sam (2016-08-31). "James Cronin, Who Explained Why Matter Survived the Big Bang, Dies at 84". The New York Times.

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