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.g., light and X-rays), formerly conceived of as waves, has properties which can be explained only by treating it as consisting of particles.
Arthur Holly Compton did not aim to remake modern physics.
President Eisenhower spoke briefly, followed by Henry Ford II and physicists John Archibald Wheeler of Princeton University and Arthur Holly Compton of Washington University.
Arthur Holly Compton, I can't remember how many awards he won nationally and internationally.
In 1923 the American physicist Arthur Holly Compton (1892-1962) showed that X rays scattered by matter tended to lengthen their waves.