Arthur Compton

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Noun1.Arthur Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energyArthur Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
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Arthur Compton did pioneering work in Physics at Forman Christian College Laboratories to earn the Nobel Prize in 1927.
The nominees who did not make the top 10 were Marvin Camras, a pioneer in audio recording; aviation pioneer Octave Chanute; nuclear physicist Arthur Compton; code expert William Friedman; astronomer George Hale; mathematician Olive Hazlett; cancer researcher Charles Huggins; physicist Robert Millikan; chemist Lewis Sarett; and Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto.
Ford speculated that Americans would focus more on the intangibles of life than material goods (wishful thinking, perhaps), while physicist and Nobel laureate Arthur Compton predicted the blurring of national boundaries, opining, "With better communication, national boundaries will gradually cease to have their present importance.
She takes a job working in the Physics Department at the University of Chicago, headed by Professor Arthur Compton, the department chair and a Nobel Prize-winner.
A week after physicist Arthur Compton received his Nobel, for example, he penned an exclusive 1,000-word piece describing to our readers his work on X-rays (12/17/27, p.
She married Reg Arthur Compton on Christmas Eve 1932 and was widowed in 1980.
Enter Arthur Compton, another student of radiation.
Lawrence, Enrico Fermi, Arthur Compton, Vannevar Bush--were members of the Tuxedo Park team of the 1930s.