physicist, born in Austria. He taught physics at Columbia from 1929 and served as an adviser
to the US Atomic Energy Commission. Rabi won the 1944 Nobel
prize in physics for his discovery and measurement of the
radio-frequency spectra of atomic nuclei.
Isidor Isaac Rabi In defense of Robert Oppenheimer at McCarthy-era security hearings, after noting he had organized scientists to develop the atomic bomb for the US, as quoted in "Atomised" in The New Statesman' (10 January 2008)