Fred Jelinek Quote

It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my scientific profession. My mother wished for me to become a physician, just like my father. [...] I myself wanted to be a lawyer, defender of the unjustly accused. But my career is the result of political circumstances, academic possibilities, and lucky accidents.


Talking about his life in a 2001 speech

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It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my...

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It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my...

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It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my...

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It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my...