Science: Men & Atoms

The deep-set eyes of Professor Arthur Holly Compton, Presbyterian and Nobel Prize physicist, darkled last week as he told a Manhattan audience that he and his University of Chicago associates will soon begin an intensive effort not only to break the hearts of atoms but also to create new atoms out of rambling electricity. These experiments may well become historic. Among the probers into the tough little universe of the atom, Professor Compton ranks with the most dexterous; and he has the great wealth and equipment of the University of Chicago at...

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