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Arthur Holly Compton

(1892—1962) American physicist


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(1892–1962)

US physicist, who became professor of physics at the University of Chicago in 1923. He is best known for his discovery (1923) of the Compton effect, for which he shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with C. T. R. Wilson.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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