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Physics Quotes

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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Related topics: Religion

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important
person in American music.
He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
- Ken Burns

 

Teaching physics at the University, and more general
lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern.
- Antony Hewish

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics
and they like working with people and communicate well with others,
I would strongly encourage them.
- John Cameron

I'm the son of an everyman.
My father is a teacher.
He teaches physics at a boys' school in Sydney.
- Alex O'Loughlin

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It would be better for the true physics if there were
no mathematicians on earth.
- Daniel Bernoulli

Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
- John Cameron

It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring.
It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.
- Tom Hanks

I was always good at math and science and physics.
- Daniel J. Evans

If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum
physics without becoming dizzy,
that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of
physics and write poetry at the same time.
They are in opposition.
- Paul Dirac

I was the Chair of the first department of medical
physics in a medical school in the U.S.
- John Cameron

Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies
or the Dominions to go on to,
and it was to the Cavendish Laboratory that one went to do physics.
- Aaron Klug

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics,
and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists
whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
- Andrei Sakharov

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.
- Lord Kelvin

Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness,
and hotness.
Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the
laws of physics and chemistry.
- Michael Polanyi

That attitude does not exist so much today,
but in those days there was a very sharp distinction
between basic physics and applied physics.
Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
- Gordon Gould

Nothing is accidental in the universe -
this is one of my Laws of Physics -
except the entire universe itself,
which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under
the direction of Samuel K. Allison.
- James Cronin

In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle;
in politics it seems not merely normal,
but natural.
- Charles Edison

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S.
and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
- John Cameron

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but
an unexpected series of events led me to study physics
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on
to physics as we understand the process of the world.
- John Polkinghorne

Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer,
physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.
- David R. Brower

It's not magic!
It's physics.
The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright.
It's like a spinning top.
- Deborah Bull

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

An hour or two spent in writing from dictation,
another hour or two in reading aloud,
a little geography and a little history and a little
physics made the day pass busily.
- Hudson Stuck

But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography.
- Michael Polanyi

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind.
East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.
- Abdus Salam

The point here is that physics followed the data where it seemed to lead,
even though some thought the model gave aid and comfort to religion.
- Michael Behe

The development of physics, like the development of any science,
is a continuous one.
- Owen Chamberlain

It was at this moment that I wrote my first important
paper in theoretical physics.
I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age
of senility for theorists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics
these days that don't involve the use of a laser.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there,
in particular the structure of the deuteron.
- Walter Kohn

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in
1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical
physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.
- Frederick Reines

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
- Elizabeth Moon

There are children playing in the streets who could
solve some of my top problems in physics,
because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus.
- Debi Thomas

The Web is now philosophical engineering.
Physics and the Web are both about the relationship
between the small and the large.
- Tim Berners-Lee

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.
- Max Born

We live, I think, in the century of science and,
perhaps, even in the century of physics.
- Polykarp Kusch

The fundamental concept in social science is Power,
in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
- Bertrand Russell

Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics
believe in the reality of a quantum world,
and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons.
- John Polkinghorne

If you miss one day in physics, that's it.
- Robert Iler

I do not keep up with the details of particle physics.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

In my schooling through high school,
I excelled mainly in chemistry,
physics and mathematics.
- James Rainwater

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world,
and biology describes a local bump.
Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn,
and I could not compete with the younger generation.
- Jack Steinberger

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.
- John Cameron

While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle
physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell-
Mann,
who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time.
- James Cronin

Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical
physics in developing countries.
- John Cameron

Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics.
- Terry Riley

Physics is nothing but the ABC's.
Nature is an equation with an unknown,
a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants
to which reason has to add the dots.
- Johann G. Hamann

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh

Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.
- David Hilbert

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class,
is a powerful force that causes certain items to be
attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry

My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University;
my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics
ruled by Frankenstein logic.
- David Russell

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the
Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working
proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
- Henry Brooks Adams

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics,
and into the age of biology.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation
oncology making sure that the desired dose is given
to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
- John Cameron


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