Sunday, May 3, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (April 26 - May 2)

"Research can be undertaken in any kind of environment, as long as you have the interest. I believe that true education means fostering the ability to be interested in something." Sumio Iijima, born 2 May 1939.

"It is so difficult to find something interesting and new, but instead of helping me to develop fledgling ideas in their infancy, you guys immediately look for a way to attack them." Gersh Budker, born 1 May 1918.

"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length." Carl Friedrich Gauss, born 30 April 1777.

"Time and Space... It is not nature which imposes them upon us, it is we who impose them upon nature because we find them convenient." Henri Poincaré, born 29 April 1854.

"Oh, that's nothing - I could coach a coal scuttle to be Senior Wrangler." Peter Guthrie Tait, born 28 April 1831.

"Part of the strength of science is that it has tended to attract individuals who love knowledge and the creation of it. Just as important to the integrity of science have been the unwritten rules of the game. These provide recognition and approbation for work which is imaginative and accurate, and apathy or criticism for the trivial or inaccurate... Thus, it is the communication process which is at the core of the vitality and integrity of science..." Philip Abelson, born 27 April 1913.

"If you don't want to be replaced by a machine, don't try to act like one!" Arno Penzias, born 26 April 1933.

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