Definition of physicist in English:



  • An expert in or student of physics.

    • ‘A form of pragmatism, it was expounded by an American physicist, Percy Bridgman.’
    • ‘But then, being a physicist, Pieranski did something that few mathematicians would think to do.’
    • ‘In doing so, he educated several generations of physicists in statistical mechanics in a style rare in this century.’
    • ‘So fate not only made me a physicist, but it also made me a computer scientist.’
    • ‘Even physicists concede that quantum physics is mostly irrelevant to large scale phenomena.’
    • ‘This is another reason why physicists have become so impressed by string theory.’
    • ‘The idea of counting as physicists all students who obtain any degree in physics is a bit of a stretch.’
    • ‘The brilliant physicist, Richard Feynman, did poorly in some subjects.’
    • ‘From then on the twenty-three-year-old physicist could call himself Dr. Stephen Hawking.’
    • ‘In fact, mathematicians and physicists were among the last to latch on to the importance of symmetry.’
    • ‘Early last century, a physicist called Wolfgang Pauli invented a particle to help his sums balance.’
    • ‘For years physicists have wondered how a crumpled sheet can be so extraordinarily rigid.’
    • ‘A moving particle will carry with it the energy of its motion, which the physicists call kinetic energy.’
    • ‘However, the fascination of physicists with the natural world shows no sign of ending.’
    • ‘Now physicists have spotted the equivalent result in photons flying near an atom.’
    • ‘Even a biologist must trust what a physicist says about quantum mechanics.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, a quick straw poll revealed two engineering students, two physicists and a maths graduate.’
    • ‘Maybe the end is in sight for theoretical physicists, if not for theoretical physics.’
    • ‘Little wonder that these machines are proving to be so popular with physicists.’
    • ‘In 1934 the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard filed a patent with the British Patent Office.’