Friday, May 8, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (May 3 - May 9)

"Concepts like these can seem remote, until you explain with analogies taken from everyday life." Leonard Mandel, born 9 May 1927.

"...still many physicists are convinced to "see" the particle in a cloud chamber or on a scintillation screen, therefore accepting classical particle coordinates as pieces of reality. But what one concludes to see depends on the chosen model of reality..." Dieter Zeh, born 8 May 1932.

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land, born 7 May 1909.

"... an experimentalist should not be unduely inhibited by theoretical untidyness. If he insists in having every last theoretical T crossed before he starts his research the chances are that he will never do a significant experiment." Robert Dicke, born 6 May 1916.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing twice, the first time quick and dirty and the second time the best way you can." Arthur Schawlow, born 5 May 1921.

"... numbers, even whole numbers, are words, parts of speech, and [...] mathematics is their grammar." Carl Eckart, born 4 May 1902.

"The landscape is magic, the trip is far from being over." Carlo Rovelli, born 3 May 1956.

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