Major Speech on Measuring Cosmic Rays

October 23, 2009

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Nobel prize winning scientist Dr. James W. Cronin on Thursday night told an audience of over 100 people of a major ongoing scientific international project to measure cosmic rays.

Dr Cronin, Physics Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, has originated a planetary approach to measure and identify the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays in the universe. The effort is seen as helping answer one of the most important mysteries of the universe.

Sixteen countries are collaborating in the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina for the study of cosmic rays.

Dr. Cronin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with his collaborator, Professor Val Fitch, for discovering the violation of fundamental symmetry principles that were considered the laws of nature. It startled the world and has been reverberating since.

The presentation was made at the Institute for Amorphous Studies in Bloomfield Hills, and is part of a series on advanced science presented by Stan Ovshinsky, president and CEO of Ovshinsky Innovation.

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