Saturday, February 27, 2010

Physics Quote of the Day (February 21 - February 27)

"The recent developments in cosmology strongly suggest that the universe may be the ultimate free lunch." Alan Guth, born 27 February 1947.

"Such is the privilege of genius; it perceives, it seizes relations where vulgar eyes see only isolated facts." Fran├žois Arago, born 26 February 1786.

"There can be no doubt that our descendants will learn to exploit the energy of fusion for peaceful purposes even before its use becomes necessary for the preservation of human civilization." Lev Artsimovich, born 25 February 1909.

"Hey, I got a new idea for an experiment I must tell you about !" William Fairbank, born 24 February 1917.

"There is also hope that even in these days of increasing specialization there is a unity in the human experience." Allan McLeod Cormack, born 23 February 1924.

"The rigour of science requires that we distinguish well the undraped figure of Nature itself from the gay-coloured vesture with which we clothe her at our pleasure." Heinrich Hertz, born 22 February 1857.

"We do not aim at « mathematical rigour » of exposition, which in theoretical physics often amounts to self-deception." Evgeny Lifshitz, born 21 February 1915.

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