nuclear physicist

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nuclear physicist (plural nuclear physicists)

  1. a scientist of nuclear physics.
    • 1962, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Proceedings of the Conference on Progress in Nuclear Education Held at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, August 20-22, 1962, page 184:
      Certainly it would be better if he were a nuclear physicist. On the other hand, I believe that a team of that sort would give stronger support to industrial work than a team of four nuclear engineers.
    • 1982, Boyd Norton, "The Early Years" in, Nuclear Power, Both Sides: The Best Arguments for and Against the Most Controversial Technology, W. W. Norton & Company, →ISBN, page 15:
      Explaining the history is a nuclear physicist who is also an accomplished writer.
    • 2004, Graham Allison, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 93:
      And Theodore Taylor, the nuclear physicist who designed America's smallest and largest atomic bombs, has repeatedly stated that given fissile material, building a bomb is "very easy. Double underline. Very easy."