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Paul Palmer (physicist)

E. Paul Palmer (1926-2011) is a retired Brigham Young University physicist who specialized in geophysics. He coined the term "cold fusion". However he was an early critic of Fleischmann and Pons's claims to have developed a useful method of cold fusion.

Palmer served in the US Navy during World War II. He later served as an LDS Missionary in the East Central States Mission (primarily Tennessee and Kentucky). He received his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Utah.