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  • noun A person who can communicate technical or scientific ideas to a general public

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  • Through his books he has been a great populizer of scientific ideas although the anti-global warming crusade is a bit of an issue there and he of course created the genre of the techno-thriller.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Through his books he has been a great populizer of scientific ideas although the anti-global warming crusade is a bit of an issue there and he of course created the genre of the techno-thriller.

    Michael Crichton

  • The brilliant astrophysicist and best selling populizer of science, slipping the bonds of gravity after nearly four decades in a wheelchair.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2007

  • Although a classicist by training, she is a dedicated populizer of information and ideas.

    The Rituals of Dinner

  • The French scholar and populizer of ancient philosophy has passed away.

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog

  • In addition to Sagan's being a great astronomer, he was a grand populizer of science, especially with his series for PBS, Cosmos.

    Capitol Annex

  • Finally, she had a strong role model in Mary Somerville, the so-called "Queen of Science," her overcame her own family's objections to become a great populizer of scientific treatises by LaPlace ad Newton, for example.

    Cocktail Party Physics

  • "Local free radio is the unique developer, exposer, promoter, and great populizer of new and old music, to multiple new and old generations of listeners."

    Yahoo! News: Top Stories

  • Unfortunately, it’s hard for a peripatetic mathematician/philosopher to make that kind of name for himself as a populizer of science for the hoi-polloi and unnoticed novelist.

    David Berlinski interviews self, calls self "crank" - The Panda's Thumb

  • You see, at about that same age, 12 or 13, I’d already met the great populizer who had inspired a love of science that had to remain unrequited for the most part.

    On Carl Sagan « Whatever

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