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  • Einstein was a famous physicist.
  • On the eve of the 1st Wave, the world’s leading theoretical physicist, one of the smartest guys in the world (that’s what popped up on the screen under his talking head: ONE OF THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE WORLD), appeared on CNN and said, "I’m not encouraged by the silence.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Reynie went on to the third question, which had to do with subatomic particles called fermions and an Indian physicist named Satyendranath Bose.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Your father’s a physicist.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • There were other people who suffered from ALS, Morrie knew, some of them famous, such as Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist and author of A Brief History of Time .
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • I was a pretty good physicist in my time.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • At the age of thirty, he was recognized as the greatest physicist of his time.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "He is speculating in railways," said Lord Wilmore, "and as he is an expert chemist and physicist, he has invented a new system of telegraphy, which he is seeking to bring to perfection."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We have over three thousand physicists here.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When Langan told me his life story, I couldn’t help thinking of the life of Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who famously headed the American effort to develop the nuclear bomb during World War II.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • There have been sad cases among the modern physicists.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Ray Charles, a blind man, had tremendous musical accomplishments, and Stephen Hawking, the physicist, is a genius despite motor neuron disease.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Already, Japanese physicists had entered the city with Lauritsen electroscopes and Neher electrometers; they understood the idea all too well.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The contents of Ford Prefect’s satchel were quite interesting in fact and would have made any Earth physicist’s eyes pop out of his head, which is why he always concealed them by keeping a couple of dogeared scripts for plays he pretended he was auditioning for stuffed in the top.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Apparently they were engineers who understood the languages of neither the French physicist Arago nor the English physicist Faraday.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As a physicist he had learned that of the 70 years of complete human life at least 2/7, viz.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Hoerni was a Swiss-born physicist with a degree from Cambridge.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But physicists agree that somewhere along the line there has to be a limit.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And there it was, on a shabby bed in a tawdry, ill-lighted bedroom, surrounded by a crowd of ignorant and excited people, broken and wounded, betrayed and unpitied, that Griffin, the first of all men to make himself invisible, Griffin, the most gifted physicist the world has ever seen, ended in infinite disaster his strange and terrible career.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • During the 1950’s, all the great advisers had been physicists: Teller and Oppenheimer and Bruckman and Weidner.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • ’Dogmatic Freudians,’ " Danny was imitating Professor Appleman —or so I assumed; I didn’t know Professor Appleman, but Danny’s voice had taken on a somewhat professorial quality—" ’Dogmatic Freudians are generally to be regarded as akin to the medieval physicists who preceded the era of Galileo.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Can you blame even such a renowned physicist as Gerald Luponet for claiming the whole thing is a hoax and a fraud, even in the face of such overwhelming evidence as the White Commission presented?
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • He was an astronomer, a physicist, a mathematician and philosopher all in one.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She was pretty, in that cheer-leader /student-council president/future nuclear physicist kind of way, and sitting with her posture ramrod straight, a Jump Java cup centered on the table in front of her.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Did not an immortal physicist and interpreter of hieroglyphs write detestable verses?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The physicist toyed with his pencil and stared into space for a while.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • It would be forty-four years before physicist Donald Olson would discover that D-Day at Tarawa occurred during one of only two days in 1943 when the moon’s apogee coincided with a neap tide, resulting in a tidal range of only a few inches rather than several feet.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • At various talks in his final year Robbie had heard a psychoanalyst, a Communist trade union official and a physicist each declare for his own field as passionately, as convincingly, as Leavis had for his own.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The physicists were finished with the anti-entropic fields and spent much of their time setting small flags of different colors to mark the limits of the so-called time tides.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Indeed, this one presented one of those anomalies of psychic and social reflex and motivation such as would tax the skill of not only the psychologist but the chemist and physicist as well, to unravel.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Only an unparalleled impoverishment of symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, that is, as archetypes of the unconscious…… Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicists, and the divine empyrean a fair memory of things that once were.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Dr. Shiv Chatterjee, fitness guru and high-energy physicist, recently stunned a live TV audience by relating the well-documented case of two women, unknown to each other, who came to him for regression in the same week, only to discover that they had been twin sisters in the lost city of Atlantis fifty thousand years ago.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I knew a skinny, sickly Mexican too poor for socks and spotted and stained all over, body and clothes, who could crack any equation on the board; and also Bohunk wizards at the Greeks, demon-brained physicists, historians bred under pushcarts, and many hard-grain poor boys who were going to starve and work themselves bitterly eight years or so to become doctors, engineers, scholars, and experts.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Instead he became a mathematical physicist.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Not really electronics engineer, nor physicist.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He is a physicist down at the nuclear plant.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • I’m a bacteriologist, not a physicist.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "Levers," the small planetary objects physicist said, slapping his forehead.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But I’ve got what I need … Why don’t you get yourself a good physicist?
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • He was probably a physicist.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It is in fact set in a parallel universe, a phenomenon known only to advanced physicists and anyone who has ever watched any episode of any SF series, anywhere.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • The quantum physicists have it right; they are beginning to think like Indians: Everything is connected dynamically at an intimate level.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Even more troublesome was the opinion of two physicists, who explained, with broad smiles on their faces, that they were designing a more powerful bomb that would leave a much smaller crater.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In a perfect world, an economist could run a controlled experiment just as a physicist or a biologist does: setting up two samples, randomly manipulating one of them, and measuring the effect.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Theoretical physicists at international conferences may speak English among themselves, but most high school and college physics teachers use their native languages in class with their students.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Then he decided I needed some solid grounding in aviation history, and he stayed up half the night briefing me, by the light of a kerosene lamp, on the test-flight program, basic aerodynamics, and the Austrian physicist Ernst Mach.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Lactantius, whom Constantine the Great chose to be his son’s tutor, put the question quite directly: how would it help him gain his salvation if he knew the sources of the Nile or the ravings of physicists about the heavens?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He wanted to stop her in midjump, stop everything for half a second, atomic clocks, body clocks, the microworld in which physicists search for time—and then run it backwards, unjump the girl, rewind the life, give us all a chance to do it over.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Ever since, a shift seemed to be progressing with gathering power and speed, as though the world of Einsteinian laws had intersected with a universe where the rules of energy and matter were so different as to baffle the wisest mathematicians and the proudest physicists.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
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