I have found a photo of a famous scientist by the last name of Cronin. For what was he famous?
Asked by: Gary Wilson
As a particle physicist, I presume the picture is of James W. Cronin, who performed an experiment
in 1964 with collaborator Val Fitch at the Brookhaven National Lab which demonstrated that the weak
interactions violate the symmetry known as CP-symmetry. For this remarkable experiment they were
awarded the Nobel Prize in 1980.
A brief explanation of their experiment can be found at the website
'I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are the temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the works of nature, while humanity's own works are all too often those of barbarism, fanaticism and destruction.'