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  1. Arthur Holly Compton (September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation.

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  2. Arthur Holly Compton, (born September 10, 1892, Wooster, Ohio, U.S.—died March 15, 1962, Berkeley, California), American physicist and joint winner, with C.T.R. Wilson of England, of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1927 for his discovery and explanation of the change in the wavelength of X-rays when they collide with electrons in metals.

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  3. Arthur H. Compton Biographical Arthur Holly Compton was born at Wooster, Ohio, on September 10th, 1892, the son of Elias Compton, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Wooster.

  4. Arthur Compton was born in the town of Wooster, Ohio, USA, on September 10, 1892. His father, Elias Compton, was a philosophy lecturer and minister of the Presbyterian Church who became dean of the University of Wooster.

  5. Facts Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive. Arthur Holly Compton The Nobel Prize in Physics 1927 Born: 10 September 1892, Wooster, OH, USA Died: 15 March 1962, Berkeley, CA, USA Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Prize motivation: “for his discovery of the effect named after him” Prize share: 1/2 Work

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  7. Arthur Compton (1892-1962) was an American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.A top administrator and advisor during the Manhattan Project, Compton played a key role in the making of the atomic bomb. He headed a National Academy of Sciences committee, whose members included Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard,…

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