Arthur Holly Compton


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Noun1.Arthur Holly Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energyArthur Holly 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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Lewis, dean of the College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology at South Carolina State University and the first African-American recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award, which recognizes contributions to education in nuclear science and engineering.
In 1922, Arthur Holly Compton demonstrated experimentally that electromagnetic radiation (e.
In June 1940, after the fall of France, at the urging of Arthur Holly Compton and his colleagues in the Academy, President Roosevelt created a new governmental entity, called the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC), and named Vannevar Bush, formerly of MIT, as its chairman.
President Eisenhower spoke briefly, followed by Henry Ford II and physicists John Archibald Wheeler of Princeton University and Arthur Holly Compton of Washington University.
In 1923 the American physicist Arthur Holly Compton (1892-1962) showed that X rays scattered by matter tended to lengthen their waves.