Arthur Compton Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Arthur Compton (Arthur Holly Compton)

Last Updated: 11 Mar, 2023 | Views: 318

Age: 69

Profession: Scientist

Famous For: Discovery of Compton Effect

Higher Education: Graduate

Arthur Compton Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
10 Sep, 1892 (69 Years 06 Months 5 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
15 Mar, 1962
Cause of Death
Cerebral Hemorrhage

Arthur Compton Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Arthur Holly Compton was a well-known American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Wooster, Ohio. Compton was a pioneer in the field of physics, and his work in the early 20th century contributed to the development of our knowledge of the properties of light and photons. Most notably, he is credited with discovering the Compton Effect, which proved that photons may behave both like waves and like particles and offered crucial support for the theory of quantum mechanics.

Arthur Compton Education: 

In 1913, Compton graduated with a physics bachelor's degree from Wooster College.

In 1916, Compton graduated with a PhD in physics from Princeton University.

Arthur Compton Career:

After completing his PhD, Compton worked as a research assistant at the University of Cambridge in England from 1916 to 1917.

In 1917, he joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as an assistant professor of physics until 1923.

In 1923, he was appointed professor of physics at the University of Chicago, where he worked until 1945.

In 1945, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as professor of physics until his retirement in 1954.

Arthur Compton - Discovery | Atomic Theory | Research:

Arthur's The Compton effect Theory: The Compton effect gave crucial support for the theory of quantum mechanics by demonstrating that photons can behave both like waves and like particles. Compton made significant advances to our understanding of the structure of atoms and the nature of electromagnetic radiation in addition to his work on the Compton Effect.

Arthur Compton Achievements:

In 1927, Compton received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the Compton Effect.

In addition, he belonged to a number of professional associations, such as the American Physical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. 

Arthur Compton Death and Legacy :

At the age of 69, Arthur Holly Compton passed away in Berkeley, California, on March 15, 1962.

In the scientific world, Compton's influence as a physicist and Nobel Prize winner is still felt.

Arthur Compton Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs
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Hair Color

Arthur Compton Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Elias Compton
Mother's Name
Otelia Compton
Betty Charity McCloskey
Karl Taylor Compton, Wilson Martindale Compton
Mary Married
John Joseph Compton, Arthur Alan Compton
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