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God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
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It seems that some essentially new physical ideas are here needed.
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A great deal of my work is just playing with equations and seeing what they give.
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From now on there will be no physical treatise which is not primarily mathematical.
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A book on the new physics, if not purely descriptive of experimental work, must essentially be mathematical.
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It is nice, but in one of the chapters the author made a mistake. He describes the sun as rising twice on the same day.
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I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the properties of its solutions, without actually solving it.
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The steady progress of physics requires for its theoretical formulations a mathematics that gets continually more advanced.
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The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.
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Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field.
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Age is, of course, a fever chill
That every physicist must fear.
He's better dead than living still
When once he's past his thirtieth year.
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Only questions about the results of experiments have a real significance and it is only such questions that theoretical physics has to consider.
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One does not get anywhere simply by going over the successes again and again, whereas talking over the difficulties people can hope to make some progress.
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The interpretation of quantum mechanics has been dealt with by many authors, and I do not want to discuss it here. I want to deal with more fundamental things.
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One could perhaps describe the situation by saying that God is a mathematician of a very high order, and He used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe.
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I think it is a general rule that the originator of a new idea is not the most suitable person to develop it, because his fears of something going wrong are really too strong.
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In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in the case of poetry, it's the exact opposite!
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Our feeble attempts at mathematics enable us to understand a bit of the universe, and as we proceed to develop higher and higher mathematics we can hope to understand the universe better.
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It is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment…The discrepancy may well be due to minor features…that will get cleared up with further developments.
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Theoretical physicists accept the need for mathematical beauty as an act of faith...For example, the main reason why the theory of relativity is so universally accepted is its mathematical beauty.
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There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.
Vince Lombardi
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Born:
August 8, 1902
Died:
October 20, 1984
(aged 82)
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