Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-09-10
Death 1962-03-15
US
Spanish; Castilian, English, Greek, Modern (1453-), French, Hindi, German

Biographical notes:

Physicist Arthur Holly Compton worked as a research engineer at Westinghouse Lamp Co. (1917-1919) and studied with Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England (1919). He taught physics at Washington University (1920-1923) and at University of Chicago (1923-1945) and served as Chancellor of Washington University from 1945-1953.

From the guide to the Arthur Holly Compton notebooks, 1919-1941, 1919-1941, (American Philosophical Society)

In 1920, Arthur Holly Compton was appointed Wayman Crow Professor of Physics, and Head of the Department of Physics at the Washington University, St. Louis; and in 1923 he moved to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics. Compton returned to St. Louis as Chancellor in 1945 and from 1954 until his retirement in 1961, he was Distinguished Service Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Washington University.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1971. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 155159985

Physicist (x-rays, cosmic rays). On the physics faculty at University of Chicago, 1923-1945; United States Government Plutonium Research Project, 1942-1945; chancellor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1945-1953.

From the description of Research notebooks, 1919-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81069546

From the description of Letter to Franklin Miller, Jr. concerning Barkla's work and use of the K, L, J, and M symbols, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79292904

Arthur Holly Compton was a physicist. He was a research engineer in Westinghouse Lamp Co. (1917-1919) and studied with Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England (1919). He taught physics at Washington University (1920-1923) and at University of Chicago (1923-1945). He was also Chancellor of Washington University from 1945-1953.

From the description of Notebooks, 1919-1942. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298220

Physicist Arthur Holly Compton worked as a research engineer in Westinghouse Lamp Co. (1917-1919) and studied with Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England (1919). He taught physics at Washington University (1920-1923) and at University of Chicago (1923-1945) and served as Chancellor of Washington University from 1945-1953.

From the guide to the Arthur Holly Compton notebooks, 1919-1942, 1919-1942, (American Philosophical Society)

Physicist (x-rays, cosmic rays). On the physics faculty at University of Chicago (1923-1945); director, United States Government Plutonium Research Project (1942-1945); Chancellor, Washington University, St. Louis (1945-1953).

From the description of Papers, 1905-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81106516

From the description of Arthur Holly Compton personal papers, 1905-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306455



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Subjects:

  • Research--Management
  • X-rays.
  • Physics.
  • Cosmic rays
  • Cosmic rays--Experiments
  • Atomic theory.
  • Radioactivity
  • Science--Methodology
  • Physics--History
  • Humanitarianism--Learned insitutions and societies
  • X-rays--Scattering
  • Physics
  • Physics--Study and teaching
  • Nuclear energy--Government policy
  • Physics -- History.
  • Religion and science
  • Radiation.
  • Quantum theory -- History.
  • Nuclear energy--History
  • Religion and science--1926-1945
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing
  • Physicists
  • Gamma rays--Experiments
  • Wave mechanics.
  • Radiation
  • Science--Philosophy
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
  • X-rays
  • X-rays--Experiments
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work
  • Cosmic rays.
  • Complementarity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory

Occupations:

  • Physicists.

Places:

  • Brisbane (Qld.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)