James Watson Cronin (born September 29, 1931) is 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).
James Watson Cronin
Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
|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|
- 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.
- Short biography at the University of Chicago