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James Watson Cronin
Born (1931-09-29) 29 September 1931 (age 89)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
DiedAugust 25, 2016(2016-08-25) (aged 84)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Alma materSouthern Methodist University
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
Known forNuclear physics
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics
John Price Wetherill Medal
National Medal of Science
This person won a Nobel Prize
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]


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