Saturday, June 13, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (June 7 - June 13)

"The experimental verification of the mathematical results therefore is no evidence for or against the peculiar doctrines of this theory." James Clerk Maxwell, born 13 June 1831.

"In the labs, the young make things move, and the older ones follow like parents evolving with their children." Catherine Br├ęchignac, born 12 June 1946.

"Each time the discovery of new facts, the reversal or extension of accepted theories, reminded us that science is never finished." Charles Fabry, born 11 June 1867.

"... if the aim of physical theories is to explain experimental laws, theoretical physics is not an autonomous science; it is subordinate to metaphysics." Pierre Duhem, born 10 June 1861.

"In mesoscopic physics, you really need to build up intuition, because it is not the world you know." Carlo Beenakker, born 9 June 1960.

"The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people." Tim Berners-Lee, born 8 June 1955.

"... the more accurate the calculations became, the more the concepts tended to vanish into thin air." Robert S. Mulliken, born 7 June 1896.

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