The Cosmos of Arthur Holly Compton

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Autobiography of Arthur Holly Compton, who was a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents from 1938 to 1962. Compton discusses his role in physics, as a science advocate and policy advisor, and briefly discusses the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Compton, Arthur Holly
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Board of Regents


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