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James Watson Cronin
Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
|Born||29 September 1931
|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 (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).
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