Definition of Compton, Arthur Holly in English:

Compton, Arthur Holly

Syllabification: Comp·ton, Arthur Holly
Pronunciation: /ˈkämptən
 
/
( 1892–1962), US physicist. He observed the Compton effect and thus demonstrated the dual particle and wave properties of electromagnetic radiation and matter, as predicted by quantum theory. Nobel Prize for Physics (1927), shared with C. T. R. Wilson.

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