Arthur Holly Compton 1927

Physics

Arthur Holly Compton is awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition for his groundbreaking work at Washington University. Earlier in the 1920s, as the Wayman Crow Professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, Compton carried out X-ray scattering experiments that confirmed both quantum mechanics and relativity, elucidating what became know as the Compton Effect. Compton later served as Chancellor of the university.

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