Definition of physicist
1 : a specialist in physics
2 archaic : a person skilled in natural science
Recent Examples of physicist from the Web
Algorithms such as neural networks excel in sifting signal from background, says Pushpalatha Bhat, a physicist at Fermilab.
Using those number, David Wright, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, calculated that the missile could have traveled more than 4000 miles if it was fired at a normal-that is, less steep-trajectory.
World renowned physicist Steven Hawking said that President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Paris Climate Agreement could have catastrophic consequences for planet Earth.
Its announcers plan to have a solar physicist nearby to explain the plasma activity the crowd may potentially see, like sunspots, solar prominences and coronal mass ejections.
Bob Gilliam, a medical physicist who works at Research Medical said that with the new Gamma Knife, treatments that used to take four hours will now take one.
Mr. Thacker, like many aspiring physicists and mathematicians in the 1960s, was drawn to the emerging discipline of computing.
Not knowing what's behind quantum entanglement didn't stop Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai, from rocketing it into space.
East Germany’s collapse paved the way to power for Merkel, an East Berlin physicist who joined the CDU and was recruited by Kohl for his post-unity cabinet.
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PHYSICIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of physicist for English Language Learners
: a scientist who studies or is a specialist in physics
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Definition of physicist for Students
: a person specializing in physics
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