Saturday, March 28, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (March 22 - March 28)

"Young people should be given good support and freedom in their research. They are the greatest source of scientific creativity because they are not as committed to existing scientific orthodoxy, and they have the energy and enthusiasm to push new ideas." Jerome Friedman, born 28 March 1930.

"I did not think; I investigated." Wilhelm Röntgen, born 27 March 1845.

"The people who do make big discoveries are the ones who somehow manage to free themselves from conventional ways of thinking and to see the subject from a new perspective." Anthony Leggett, born 26 March 1938.

"The next revolution in scientific discovery will depend on scientific interdependence." Robert J. Birgeneau, born 25 March 1942.

"Mathematical physics is in the first place physics and it could not exist without experimental investigations." Peter Debye, born 24 March 1884.

"Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation." Wernher von Braun, born 23 March 1912.

"Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment." Robert Millikan, born 22 March 1868.

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