Arthur Compton
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Arthur Compton

American physicist

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Arthur Holly Compton was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. It was a sensational discovery at the time: the wave nature of light had been well-demonstrated, but the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted. He is also known for his leadership of the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, and served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953.

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Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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College of Wooster
College of Wooster

Private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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#68 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Physics