Jeyms Kronin

Picture of Jeyms Kronin

Date of Birth: 09/29/1931

Age: 85

Place of birth: Chicago

Citizenship: United States


K. himself believes that his real education began in the autumn of 1951, when he became a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Among his teachers were Enrico Fermi, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Edward Teller, Val Telegdi, Marvin Goldberger and Murray Gell-Mann. It Gell-Mann and awakened K. interest only arises if the physics of elementary particles. The degree of Doctor K. was in 1955, with a thesis in experimental nuclear physics, made under the direction of Samuel K. Allison.

Then K. joined a group of Rodney Kula and Oreste Piccioni in the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. These researchers were working on a newly built cosmotron accelerator that can disperse protons to an energy of 3 billion. Electronvolts. In Brookhaven K. met Val L. Fitch, which in the autumn of 1958 invited him to go to work at Princeton University. Through independent research program, these two scientists in 1963 completed a joint, which has become a classic experiment that blew seemed unshakable view of one of the laws of nature.

At one time, physicists believed that in nature there are three fundamental symmetry of the law. According to the first law, known as the "charge conjugation symmetry