Abraham Pais Quote

To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Not only Planck but also other physicists were intially at a loss as to what the proper context of the new postulate really was.


Referring to the difficulties physicists experienced understanding the discovery that energy exchange is quantized, in Inward Bound : Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (1988), p. 134

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To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Not only Planck but also other physicists were intially at a loss as to ...

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To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Not only Planck but also other physicists were intially at a loss as to ...

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To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Not only Planck but also other physicists were intially at a loss as to ...

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To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Not only Planck but also other physicists were intially at a loss as to ...