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May·er(mā′ər), Louis Burt 1885-1957.
Russian-born American motion-picture producer who formed a film company (1918) and merged with Samuel Goldwyn to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924).
1. (Biography) Julius Robert von (ˈjuːliʊs ˈroːbɛrt fɔn). 1814–78, German physicist whose research in thermodynamics (1842) contributed to the discovery of the law of conservation of energy
2. (Biography) Louis B(urt). 1885–1957, US film producer, born in Russia; founder and first head (1924–48) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film company
Maria Goeppert, 1906–72, U.S. physicist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1963.
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|Noun||1.||Mayer - United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for her research on the structure of the atom (1906-1972)|
|2.||Mayer - United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885-1957)|