Quotes by: Carl D. Anderson

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Carl David Anderson
Anderson 1936
Born (1905-09-03)September 3, 1905
New York City, New York, USA
Died January 11, 1991(1991-01-11) (aged 85)
San Marino, California, USA
Nationality United States
Fields Physics
Institutions California Institute of Technology
Alma mater California Institute of Technology (B.S. and Ph.D)
Doctoral advisor William Smythe
Notable students Donald A. Glaser
Cinna Lomnitz
Seth Neddermeyer
Known for Discovery of the positron
Discovery of the muon
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1936)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1937)

Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.
Carl D. Anderson
Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method.
Carl D. Anderson
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
Carl D. Anderson
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