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Arthur holly compton

  1. 1. Arthur Holly Compton Sept.10,1892-March 15,1962 Greatest Accomplishment: Best known for his discovery and explanation of the “Compton Effect” “If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole.”
  2. 2. About Arthur Holly Compton • Arthur’s nationality was in the United States • Ethnicity: white • Education/position held: he was in the field of physics and attended Washington University in St. Louis, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and got his alma mater at College of Wooster
  3. 3. Personal Life and Family History • son of Elias Compton, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Wooster. • He was educated at the College, graduating Bachelor of Science in 1913, and he spent three years in postgraduate study at Princeton University receiving his M.A. degree in 1914 and his Ph.D. in 1916. • After spending a year as instructor of physics from he started his career
  4. 4. What is the Compton Effect? • The result of a high energy proton colliding with a target, releasing loosely bound electrons from outer shell of atoms or molecules. The scatter rate experiences a wavelength shift that cant be explained in classical theory
  5. 5. Compton Effect
  6. 6. Awards • Nobel Prize for physics that he shared with CTR Wilson 1927 • Franklin Medal 1940
  7. 7. the end for Arthur • Arthur died in Berkeley, California on March 15,1962 of a stroke. His remains were buried at Wooster Cemetery in Wooster, Ohio • His discovery of the Compton Effect will not be forgotten in the use of our everyday lives Thank You Arthur!!
  8. 8. That’s all Folks!! • http://physics.about.com/od/quantumphysics/a • http://scientistworld//34//:hollycompton.htm • (student i.d.):95016958

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