Fuchs

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Fuchs

 (fyo͞oks), Klaus Emil Julius 1911-1988.
German-born British physicist who worked on the development of the atomic bomb in Britain and the United States and was imprisoned (1950-1959) for passing scientific secrets to the Soviet Union.

Fuchs

(fʊks; fuːks)
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1. (Biography) Klaus Emil (klaus ˈeːmiːl). 1911–88, East German physicist. He was born in Germany, became a British citizen (1942), and was imprisoned (1950–59) for giving secret atomic research information to the Soviet Union
2. (Biography) Sir Vivian Ernest. 1908–99, English explorer and geologist: led the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955–58)
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Noun1.Fuchs - British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)