Saturday, June 20, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (June 14 - June 20)

"Physics does not ask which is better: the proton or neutron, baryon or lepton, helium or neon, the conductor or insulator. These are simply properties of nature. Rather, physics asks: “Why?”" Isaac Abella, born 20 June 1934.

"To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher." Blaise Pascal, born 19 June 1623.

"We certainly don't yet know all the answers. But the universe is about to be pried open." Lisa Randall, born 18 June 1962.

"To stop short in any research that bids fair to widen the gates of knowledge, to recoil from fear of difficulty or adverse criticism, is to bring reproach on science." William Crookes, born 17 June 1832.

"... self-study, in a sense of learning by yourself without anybody teaching you anything, has an enormous value." Robert P. Kraft, born 16 June 1927.

"The main difficulty to popularize quantum physics is that we do not really know how to make images of it in our world. In this sense it is really counterintuitive." Alain Aspect, born 15 June 1947.

"On graduating from the school, a studious young man who would withstand the tedium and monotony of his duties has no choice but to lose himself in some branch of science or literature completely irrelevant to his assignment." Charles de Coulomb, born 14 June 1736.

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