(1) A form of pragmatism, it was expounded by an American physicist , Percy Bridgman.(2) But then, being a physicist , Pieranski did something that few mathematicians would think to do.(3) So fate not only made me a physicist , but it also made me a computer scientist.(4) In 1934 the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard filed a patent with the British Patent Office.(5) The brilliant physicist , Richard Feynman, did poorly in some subjects.(6) Early last century, a physicist called Wolfgang Pauli invented a particle to help his sums balance.(7) From then on the twenty-three-year-old physicist could call himself Dr. Stephen Hawking.(8) Even a biologist must trust what a physicist says about quantum mechanics.(9) The idea of counting as physicists all students who obtain any degree in physics is a bit of a stretch.(10) Even physicists concede that quantum physics is mostly irrelevant to large scale phenomena.(11) For years physicists have wondered how a crumpled sheet can be so extraordinarily rigid.(12) However, the fascination of physicists with the natural world shows no sign of ending.(13) Unfortunately, a quick straw poll revealed two engineering students, two physicists and a maths graduate.(14) This is another reason why physicists have become so impressed by string theory.(15) In fact, mathematicians and physicists were among the last to latch on to the importance of symmetry.(16) Now physicists have spotted the equivalent result in photons flying near an atom.