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US physicists and Nobel Prize in Physics laureates. Standing from left: Val Logsdon Fitch (born 1923, 1980 Nobel), James Watson Cronin (born 1931, 1980 Nobel) and Samuel Chao Chung Ting (born 1936, 1976 Nobel). Seated from left: Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born 1922, 1957 Nobel) and Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898-1988, 1944 Nobel). Yang was born in China, and Rabi was born in Poland. Fitch and Cronin shared their Nobel for the discovery of symmetry violations by subatomic particles. Ting's shared Nobel was for the discovery of a meson. Yang's shared Nobel was for work on parity violations by subatomic particles. Rabi's Nobel was for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance.
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