Arthur Holly Compton


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United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy

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Arthur Holly Compton did not aim to remake modern physics.
Compton, The Cosmos of Arthur Holly Compton (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1967), 37.
4) "Religion and the Scientific View of Man," incomplete typescript "Rough Draft," November 6, 1944, Arthur Holly Compton Personal Papers, University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries, series 6, box 9, folder 17.
11) Arthur Holly Compton, Shailer Mathews, and Charles Whitney Gilkey, Life After Death (Chicago: American Institute of Sacred Literature, 1930).
1) Arthur Holly Compton, "The Natural Sciences," in On Going to College: A Symposium (New York: Oxford University Press, 1938), 141-68, on 159.
16) Arthur Holly Compton, Atomic Quest (New York: Oxford University Press, 1956), 344-5.
Arthur Holly Compton, the third American to receive the Nobel Prize for physics, was among the most visible public intellectuals of his generation.