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James Watson Cronin
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Cronin at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Born 29 September 1931 (1931-09-29) (age 89)
Nationality United States
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
Scientific career
Fields Physics
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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