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Full name : Carl David Anderson
Alias : Carl David Anderson
Gender : Men
Country : American
Birthday : 03-09-1905
Address : New York City, New York, USA
Animals : The Snake
Zodiac : Virgo
Died : 11-01-1991
Father : Carl David Anderson
Mother : Emma Adolfina Ajaxson
Siblings :
Wife : Lorraine Bergman
Children : Marshall and David
Education :
Position :
Activists : Physicists

Carl David Anderson was a renowned American physicists, who is best remembered for the discovery of positron in 1932. Born to Swedish immigrant parents, Anderson showed a knack for science from an early age. After completing his preliminary education, he enrolled at the California Institute of Technology for higher studies. His association with the institution remained life-long as first he earned his academic degrees from the same and later continued his research work at it. It was during his academic and research career at Caltech that he began his cosmic ray studies which eventually led to the discovery of positron. The discovery was important for the advancement of physics as positron became the first antimatter to be discovered. Later on, he carried out further research that led to the discovery of muon, a subatomic particle. For his discovery of positron, he was conferred with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936. Additionally, he was honoured with several other scientific awards as well.

 

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