Arthur Holly Compton

Arthur Holly Compton

Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Mar 1962 (aged 69)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 18, Lot 2339, Grave 9472
Memorial ID 22551 · View Source
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Physicist. He identified the "Compton Effect" (increase of wavelength of x-rays and gamma rays under certain conditions), sharing the Nobel Prize in 1927. Worked on the Manhattan Project, and was Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis (1945-53)

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