Carl David Anderson

(1905—1991) American physicist

Related Overviews


Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (1897—1974) physicist and government and military adviser

Rudolf Hess (1894—1987) German Nazi politician, deputy leader of the Nazi Party 1934–41

cosmic radiation


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Science and Mathematics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1905–91) US physicist

who became a professor at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked mainly in particle physics. In 1932 he discovered the positron in cosmic radiation, and four years later was awarded the Nobel Prize. In 1937 he discovered the mu-meson (muon).

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.