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Particle Physics Sayings By Thomas Harris: Lecter sits in his armchair with a big pad of butcher paper doing calculations. The Lecter sits in his armchair with a big pad of butcher paper doing calculations. The pages are filled with the symbols both of astrophysics and particle physics. There are repeated efforts with the symbols of string theory. The few mathematicians who could follow him might say his equations begin brilliantly and then decline, doomed by wishful thinking. Dr. Lecter wants time to reverse - no longer should increasing entropy mark the direction of time. He wants increasing order to point the way. — Thomas Harris
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Particle Physics Sayings By Marcelo Gleiser: The current leading candidates for dark matter are particles predicted to exist from supersymmetric theories, The current leading candidates for dark matter are particles predicted to exist from supersymmetric theories, extensions of current particle physics that include a new symmetry of Nature. The reader may recognize the "super" in supersymmetry from superstring theory, a candidate theory for unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics. As of the winter of 2014, no evidence for supersymmetry had been found, despite decades of intense search and the enthusiastic support of many physicists. At this point, it is unclear and somewhat doubtful that supersymmetry is realized in Nature. — Marcelo Gleiser
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Particle Physics Sayings By Stephen Hawking: In fact, according to quantum physics, each particle has some probability of being found anywhere In fact, according to quantum physics, each particle has some probability of being found anywhere in the universe. — Stephen Hawking
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Particle Physics Sayings By Martin Rees: It's becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only laboratory where sufficiently It's becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only laboratory where sufficiently extreme conditions are ever achieved to test new ideas on particle physics. The energies in the Big Bang were far higher than we can ever achieve on Earth. So by looking at evidence for the Big Bang, and by studying things like neutron stars, we are in effect learning something about fundamental physics. — Martin Rees
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Particle Physics Sayings By Gordon L. Kane: Another very good test some readers may want to look up, which we do not Another very good test some readers may want to look up, which we do not have space to describe here, is the Casimir effect, where forces between metal plates in empty space are modified by the presence of virtual particles.

Thus virtual particles are indeed real and have observable effects that physicists have devised ways of measuring. Their properties and consequences are well established and well understood consequences of quantum mechanics. — Gordon L. Kane
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Particle Physics Sayings By Gerald Holton: The power of the deductive network produced in physics has been illustrated in a delightful The power of the deductive network produced in physics has been illustrated in a delightful article by Victor F. Weisskopf. He begins by taking the magnitudes of six physical constants known by measurement: the mass of the proton, the mass and electric charge of the electron, the light velocity, Newton's gravitational constant, and the quantum of action of Planck.

He adds three of four fundamental laws (e.g., de Broglie's relations connecting particle momentum and particle energy with the wavelength and frequency, and the Pauli exclusion principle), and shows that one can then derive a host of different, apparently quite unconnected, facts that happen to be known to us by observation separately .... — Gerald Holton
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Particle Physics Sayings By Peter Higgs: I can only speak for particle physics. But it has become obvious that on the I can only speak for particle physics. But it has become obvious that on the experimental side, there has been a huge evolution in the number of people who have to collaborate because of the gigantic size of the instruments used, but also because of the enormous task that is data analysis. — Peter Higgs
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Particle Physics Sayings By Leonard Susskind: Is the universe 'elegant,' as Brian Greene tells us? Not as far as I can Is the universe 'elegant,' as Brian Greene tells us? Not as far as I can tell, not the usual laws of particle physics, anyway. I think I might find the universal principles of String Theory most elegant - if I only knew what they were. — Leonard Susskind
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Particle Physics Sayings By Christophe Galfard: The very small quantum world, it seems, is a mixture of possibilities. The quantum fields The very small quantum world, it seems, is a mixture of possibilities. The quantum fields to which all particles belong are the sum of these possibilities and, somehow, one possibility is chosen out of all the existing ones just by seeing it, just by the very act of detecting it, whenever one tries to probe a particle's nature. Nobody knows why or how this happens. — Christophe Galfard
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Particle Physics Sayings By Richard Morris: In modern physics, there is no such thing as "nothing." Even in a perfect vacuum, In modern physics, there is no such thing as "nothing." Even in a perfect vacuum, pairs of virtual particles are constantly being created and destroyed. The existence of these particles is no mathematical fiction. Though they cannot be directly observed, the effects they create are quite real. The assumption that they exist leads to predictions that have been confirmed by experiment to a high degree of accuracy. — Richard Morris
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Particle Physics Sayings By Ernest O. Lawrence: I am mindful that scientific achievement is rooted in the past, is cultivated to full I am mindful that scientific achievement is rooted in the past, is cultivated to full stature by many contemporaries and flourishes only in favorable environment. No individual is alone responsible for a single stepping stone along the path of progress, and where the path is smooth progress is most rapid. In my own work this has been particularly true. — Ernest O. Lawrence
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Particle Physics Sayings By Murray Gell-Mann: I do not keep up with the details of particle physics. I do not keep up with the details of particle physics. — Murray Gell-Mann
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Particle Physics Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being. — Madeleine L'Engle
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Particle Physics Sayings By Juliana Loomer: All have the ability to perceive and live in dimensional synthesis, yet they spend time All have the ability to perceive and live in dimensional synthesis, yet they spend time with the sciences trying to separate these realms, splitting the worlds into minutia, seeking the god particle. They are searching high and low, 'out there', for the source of it all, but no matter how many accelerators they build, no matter how far they go, they will never find the source 'out there' because the source is within — Juliana Loomer
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Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: Lots of data gets collected through the latest technology today, and not all of it Lots of data gets collected through the latest technology today, and not all of it is about people's consumer preferences. — Lisa Randall
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Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: Physics has entered a remarkable era. Ideas that were once the realm of science fiction Physics has entered a remarkable era. Ideas that were once the realm of science fiction are now entering our theoretical - and maybe even experimental - grasp. Brand-new theoretical discoveries about extra dimensions have irreversibly changed how particle physicists, astrophysicists, and cosmologists now think about the world. The sheer number and pace of discoveries tells us that we've most likely only scratched the surface of the wondrous possibilities that lie in store. Ideas have taken on a life of their own. — Lisa Randall
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Particle Physics Sayings By Robert M. Pirsig: The only difference between causation and the value is that the word "cause" implies absolute The only difference between causation and the value is that the word "cause" implies absolute certainty whereas the implied meaning of "value" is one of preference. In classical science it was supposed that the world always works in terms of absolute certainty and that "cause" is the more appropriate word to describe it. But in modern quantum physics all that is changed. Particles "prefer" to do what they do. An individual particle is not absolutely committed to one predictable behavior. What appears to be an absolute cause is just a very consistent pattern of preferences. — Robert M. Pirsig
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Particle Physics Sayings By Hal Abelson: [Computer science] is not really about computers and it's not about computers in the same [Computer science] is not really about computers and it's not about computers in the same sense that physics is not really about particle accelerators, and biology is not about microscopes and Petri dishes ... and geometry isn't really about using surveying instruments. — Hal Abelson
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Particle Physics Sayings By Tim Mackintosh-Smith: In fact, meta- and particle physicists have more in common than one might suppose: both In fact, meta- and particle physicists have more in common than one might suppose: both tug, if in slightly different directions, at the knots which hold the cosmos together, both look beyond the immediate world of sense perception into one where cause can only be deduced from effect - a quark is as invisible as an angel; both are confronted by Manichaean polarities - miracles and black magic, cheap energy versus total destruction. — Tim Mackintosh-Smith
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Particle Physics Sayings By Steven Johnson: Berners-Lee was supremely lucky in the work environment he had settled into, the Swiss particle Berners-Lee was supremely lucky in the work environment he had settled into, the Swiss particle physics lab CERN. It took him ten years to nurture his slow hunch about a hypertext information platform. — Steven Johnson
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Particle Physics Sayings By Robert Jastrow: Consider the enormity of the problem. Science has proved that the universe exploded into being Consider the enormity of the problem. Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks: What cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter or energy into the universe? And science cannot answer these questions, because, according to the astronomers, in the first moments of its existence the Universe was compressed to an extraordinary degree, and consumed by the heat of a fire beyond human imagination. The shock of that instant must have destroyed every particle of evidence that could have yielded a clue to the cause of the great explosion. — Robert Jastrow
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Particle Physics Sayings By Newton Fortuin: Recent scientific experiments in quantum physics have shed enormous light on how this world might Recent scientific experiments in quantum physics have shed enormous light on how this world might function and have confirmed beliefs by early quantum physicists that light is not the fastest moving particle. That information at the quantum level passes instantaneously, and thus is infinitely faster. — Newton Fortuin
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Particle Physics Sayings By Tad Williams: I don't get it," Clarence whispered to me. "We're the only ones in the place. I don't get it," Clarence whispered to me. "We're the only ones in the place. When are your friends supposed to get here?"
"Why, bab?" asked the cream pitcher, its top opening and closing like a tiny silver mouth. "Are you thinking about asking one of the waitresses out instead?" The chuckle that followed was a little coarser than the silvery-bell variety one usually expects from invisible spirits. Clarence let out a yelp like a dog whose tail has just found its way under a foot and was halfway to the front door before I could convince him to come back. At the other end of the long room the waitresses looked up without interest, then went back to discussing particle physics or whatever else was keeping them from bringing me a glass of water — Tad Williams
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Particle Physics Sayings By Malcolm H. Mac Gregor: The bridge between the electron and the other elementary particles is provided by the fine The bridge between the electron and the other elementary particles is provided by the fine structure constant, a ~ 1/137, as manifested in the factor-of-137 spacings between the classical electron radius, electron Compton radius, and Bohr orbit radius. ... An a-quantized mass-generation grid extends accurately from the electron all the way to the top quark t, and leads to a corresponding a-quantized particle lifetime grid. — Malcolm H. Mac Gregor
Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: Despite my resistance to hyperbole, the LHC belongs to a world that can only be Despite my resistance to hyperbole, the LHC belongs to a world that can only be described with superlatives. It is not merely large: the LHC is the biggest machine ever built. It is not merely cold: the 1.9 kelvin (1.9 degrees Celsius above absolute zero) temperature necessary for the LHC's supercomputing magnets to operate is the coldest extended region that we know of in the universe - even colder than outer space. The magnetic field is not merely big: the superconducting dipole magnets generating a magnetic field more than 100,000 times stronger than the Earth's are the strongest magnets in industrial production ever made.

And the extremes don't end there. The vacuum inside the proton-containing tubes, a 10 trillionth of an atmosphere, is the most complete vacuum over the largest region ever produced. The energy of the collisions are the highest ever generated on Earth, allowing us to study the interactions that occurred in the early universe the furthest back in time. — Lisa Randall
Particle Physics Sayings By Jeffrey M. Schwartz: In particular, if consciousness is an ontological fundamental-that is, a primary element of reality-then it In particular, if consciousness is an ontological fundamental-that is, a primary element of reality-then it may have the power to achieve what is both the best-documented and at the same time the spookiest effect of the m ind on the material world: the ability of consciousness to transform the infinite possibilities for, say, the position of a subatomic particle as described by quantum mechanics into the single reality for that position as detected by an observer. If that sounds both mysterious and spooky, it is a spookiness that has been a part of science since almost the beginning of the twentieth century. It was physics that first felt the breath of this ghost, with the discoveries of quantum mechanics, and it is in the field of neuroscience and the problem of mind and matter that its ethereal presence is felt most markedly today. — Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Particle Physics Sayings By Lawrence M. Krauss: Particle physicists are way ahead of cosmologists. Cosmology has produced one totally mysterious quantity: the Particle physicists are way ahead of cosmologists. Cosmology has produced one totally mysterious quantity: the energy of empty space, about which we understand virtually nothing. However, particle physics has not understood many more quantities for far longer! — Lawrence M. Krauss
Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: I do theoretical particle physics. We're trying to understand the most basic structure of matter. I do theoretical particle physics. We're trying to understand the most basic structure of matter. And the way you do that is you have to look at really small distances. And to get to small distances, you need high energies. — Lisa Randall
Particle Physics Sayings By Jojo Moyes: As I was marginally less proficient on a bicycle than I was at particle physics, As I was marginally less proficient on a bicycle than I was at particle physics, this involved a lot of swearing and swerving on my part, and a lot of exasperated shouting on his. As — Jojo Moyes
Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries - the arts and humanities. — Lisa Randall
Particle Physics Sayings By Fredrik Backman: I gave my change to him," says Parvaneh, with a nod at the man with I gave my change to him," says Parvaneh, with a nod at the man with the dirty beard by the house wall. "You know he'll only spend it on schnapps," Ove states. Parvaneh opens her eyes wide with something Ove strongly suspects to be sarcasm. "Really? Will he? And I was sooo hoping he would use it to pay off his student loans from his university education in particle physics! — Fredrik Backman
Particle Physics Sayings By Santosh Kalwar: We are like some particle in motion always moving and meeting other particle. We are like some particle in motion always moving and meeting other particle. — Santosh Kalwar
Particle Physics Sayings By Victor J. Stenger: A common refrain among theoretical physicists is that the fields of quantum field theory are A common refrain among theoretical physicists is that the fields of quantum field theory are the "real" entities while the particles they represent are images like the shadows in Plato's cave. As one who did experimental particle physics for forty years before retiring in 2000, I say, "Wait a minute!" No one has ever measured a quantum field, or even a classical electric, magnetic, or gravitational field. No one has ever measured a wavicle, the term used to describe the so-called wavelike properties of a particle. You always measure localized particles. The interference patterns you observe in sending light through slits are not seen in the measurements of individual photons, just in the statistical distributions of an ensemble of many photons. To me, it is the particle that comes closest to reality. But then, I cannot prove it is real either. — Victor J. Stenger
Particle Physics Sayings By Sean Carroll: Lederman is also a charismatic personality, famous among his colleagues for his humor and storytelling Lederman is also a charismatic personality, famous among his colleagues for his humor and storytelling ability. One of his favorite anecdotes relates the time when, as a graduate student, he arranged to bump into Albert Einstein while walking the grounds at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The great man listened patiently as the eager youngster explained the particle-physics research he was doing at Columbia, and then said with a smile, That is not interesting. — Sean Carroll
Particle Physics Sayings By Dwight Schultz: Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed space in such a way that they noticed something peculiar - and they had the ability to investigate it. — Dwight Schultz
Particle Physics Sayings By Neil Turok: My main interest is the problem of the singularity. If we can't understand what happened My main interest is the problem of the singularity. If we can't understand what happened at the singularity we came out of, then we don't seem to have any understanding of the laws of particle physics. I'd be very happy just to understand the last singularity and leave the other ones to future generations. — Neil Turok
Particle Physics Sayings By Stephen Hawking: Up to 1956 it was believed that the laws of physics obeyed each of three Up to 1956 it was believed that the laws of physics obeyed each of three separate symmetries called C, P, and T. The symmetry C means that the laws are the same for particles and antiparticles. The symmetry P means that the laws are the same for any situation and its mirror image (the mirror image of a particle spinning in a right-handed direction is one spinning in a left-handed direction). The symmetry T means that if you reverse the direction of motion of all particles and antiparticles, the system should go back to what it was at earlier times; in other words, the laws are the same in the forward and backward directions of time. — Stephen Hawking
Particle Physics Sayings By Wayne Dyer: The biggest questions that always have perplexed me are "Where do I come from?" and The biggest questions that always have perplexed me are "Where do I come from?" and "Where am I going?" The "Where do I come from?" question, which I think I largely am answering now, is about what quantum physics teaches us. If you try to find your source, you are not going to find it in a tiny little particle that began with your parents commingling. — Wayne Dyer
Particle Physics Sayings By John Ashworth Ratcliffe: There was, I think, a feeling that the best science was that done in the There was, I think, a feeling that the best science was that done in the simplest way. In experimental work, as in mathematics, there was 'style' and a result obtained with simple equipment was more elegant than one obtained with complicated apparatus, just as a mathematical proof derived neatly was better than one involving laborious calculations. Rutherford's first disintegration experiment, and Chadwick's discovery of the neutron had a 'style' that is different from that of experiments made with giant accelerators. — John Ashworth Ratcliffe
Particle Physics Sayings By Paul Davies: Mathematics is not something that you find lying around in your back yard. It's produced Mathematics is not something that you find lying around in your back yard. It's produced by the human mind. Yet if we ask where mathematics works best, it is in areas like particle physics and astrophysics, areas of fundamental science that are very, very far removed from everyday affairs. — Paul Davies
Particle Physics Sayings By Kevin Michel: Like the very quantum particles we study, we must be comfortable allowing our view of Like the very quantum particles we study, we must be comfortable allowing our view of the world to exist in superposition. — Kevin Michel
Particle Physics Sayings By Lee Smolin: Over the last three decades, theorists have proposed at least a dozen new approaches. Each Over the last three decades, theorists have proposed at least a dozen new approaches. Each approach is motivated by a compelling hypothesis, but none has so far succeeded. In the realm of particle physics, these include Technicolor, preon models, and supersymmetry. In the realm of spacetime, they include twistor theory, causal sets, supergravity, dynamical triangulations, and loop quantum gravity. Some of these ideas are as exotic as they sound. — Lee Smolin
Particle Physics Sayings By Terry Pratchett: The only thing known to go faster than ordinary light is monarchy, according to the The only thing known to go faster than ordinary light is monarchy, according to the philosopher Ly Tin Wheedle. He reasoned like this: you can't have more than one king, and tradition demands that there is no gap between kings, so when a king dies the succession must therefore pass to the heir instantaneously. Presumably, he said, there must be some elementary particles
kingons, or possibly queons
that do this job, but of course succession sometimes fails if, in mid-flight, they strike an anti-particle, or republicon. His ambitious plans to use his discovery to send messages, involving the careful torturing of a small king in order to modulate the signal, were never fully expanded because, at that point, the bar closed. — Terry Pratchett
Particle Physics Sayings By Max Planck: When I began my physical studies [in Munich in 1874] and sought advice from my When I began my physical studies [in Munich in 1874] and sought advice from my venerable teacher Philipp von Jolly ... he portrayed to me physics as a highly developed, almost fully matured science ... Possibly in one or another nook there would perhaps be a dust particle or a small bubble to be examined and classified, but the system as a whole stood there fairly secured, and theoretical physics approached visibly that degree of perfection which, for example, geometry has had already for centuries. — Max Planck
Particle Physics Sayings By Mary Roach: You won't see me writing about particle physics, or even planetary geology, or chemistry. I You won't see me writing about particle physics, or even planetary geology, or chemistry. I practically failed chemistry, and if I had to write a book in any of those areas, I don't think it would go well. — Mary Roach
Particle Physics Sayings By Arthur Kroker: Which is to say that culture is not a reflex of political economy, butthat society Which is to say that culture is not a reflex of political economy, but
that society is now a reflex of key shifts in music theory and practice ...
[Sampladelia is] the sound made by those early-twentieth-century discoveries
in particle physics and relativiity theory, the projection of the minds of
Einstein, Heisenbery, and Bohr, their fateful explorations of liquid time,
curving space, uncertainty fields and relativity theorems, into densely
configured and fully ambivalent android music tracks — Arthur Kroker
Particle Physics Sayings By Lou Baldin: Humans experience a physical existence but are not physical beings. Not even while in the Humans experience a physical existence but are not physical beings. Not even while in the perceived physical flesh. Under a microscope, what we call physical, the elements that make up flesh and blood, are not physical at all. Everything we see, taste, touch, smell and hear is illusionary sensations, created by massless vibrations birthed by mass from the star. The same mass that gives life to creations brought here from beings originating on other star systems, who are saddled with a propagation gene, and on a mission. What humans perceive as reality is but a mysterious electrical element that behaves in a bizarre and humanly inexplicable manner, concerning known particle physics. — Lou Baldin
Particle Physics Sayings By Paul Feyerabend: So far Unitarian realism claiming to possess positive knowledge about Ultimate Reality has succeeded only So far Unitarian realism claiming to possess positive knowledge about Ultimate Reality has succeeded only by excluding large areas of phenomena or by declaring, without proof, that they could be reduced to basic theory, which, in this connection, means elementary particle physics. — Paul Feyerabend
Particle Physics Sayings By Michio Kaku: [On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.]Sometimes the public [On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.]
Sometimes the public says, 'What's in it for Numero Uno? Am I going to get better television reception? Am I going to get better Internet reception?' Well, in some sense, yeah ... All the wonders of quantum physics were learned basically from looking at atom-smasher technology ... But let me let you in on a secret: We physicists are not driven to do this because of better color television ... That's a spin-off. We do this because we want to understand our role and our place in the universe. — Michio Kaku
Particle Physics Sayings By Abdus Salam: I am a particle physicist, which is the nearest branch to nuclear physics. So in I am a particle physicist, which is the nearest branch to nuclear physics. So in that sense I was the sort of right connection with the subject of nuclear energy and so on. — Abdus Salam
Particle Physics Sayings By Jim Jarmusch: When you separate an entwined particle and you move both parts away from the other, When you separate an entwined particle and you move both parts away from the other, even at opposite ends of the universe, if you alter or affect one, the other will be identically altered or affected. Spooky. (Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive) — Jim Jarmusch
Particle Physics Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: And then I was offered the job of a particle in factory physics. I was And then I was offered the job of a particle in factory physics. I was offered the job of an electron in an office atom. I was offered the job of a frequency for a radio station. People told me I could easily make it as a ray in a ray gun. What's the matter with you, don't you want to do well? I wanted to be a beach bum and work on my wave function. I have always loved the sea. — Jeanette Winterson
Particle Physics Sayings By Gabriel Iqbal: Therefore, all the scientific data suggests that what we perceive has an effect on matter Therefore, all the scientific data suggests that what we perceive has an effect on matter as we view it. We are co-creating this universe as participators. So if we are looking at the smallest sub-atomic particles and/or the edge of the universe we bring about the act of creation just by observing hence we will never find the smallest subatomic particles or the edge of the universe as we are co-creating reality. Hence the dilemma, if there is an edge of the universe, what is beyond the edge or if we have found the smallest sub-atomic particle what is it further made up of. I can sum up my research by stating that the very act of observation creates reality. — Gabriel Iqbal
Particle Physics Sayings By Christophe Galfard: Quantum particles do not behave like tennis balls, but like the quantum particles they are. Quantum particles do not behave like tennis balls, but like the quantum particles they are. To get from one place to another, they take all the possible paths in space and time as long as these paths link their starting point to their end point. The particle [...] literally went everywhere. Simultaneously. To the left and to the right of the post. And through it. And outside the room. And into the future and back - until the moment when it hit a detector on the wall. — Christophe Galfard
Particle Physics Sayings By Sheldon L. Glashow: Tapestries are made by many artisans working together. The contributions of separate workers cannot be Tapestries are made by many artisans working together. The contributions of separate workers cannot be discerned in the completed work, and the loose and false threads have been covered over. So it is in our picture of particle physics. — Sheldon L. Glashow
Particle Physics Sayings By Neil Gaiman: There's atoms, which is things that is too small to see, that's what we're all There's atoms, which is things that is too small to see, that's what we're all made of. And there's things that are smaller than atoms, and that's Particle Physics.
Bod nodded and decided that Scarlett's father was probably interested in imaginary things. — Neil Gaiman
Particle Physics Sayings By James Joyce: Three quarks for Muster Mark! Three quarks for Muster Mark! — James Joyce
Particle Physics Sayings By Paul Davies: The significance of [the fine-structure constant] goes far beyond atomic physics, however. It is the The significance of [the fine-structure constant] goes far beyond atomic physics, however. It is the smallness of 1/137 compared to unity that enables us to treat the coupling between the electromagnetic field and a charged particle such as an electron as a small perturbation, a fact of great computational importance. [Forces of Nature] — Paul Davies
Particle Physics Sayings By Anonymous: If Feynman could see beauty as the inspiration for the theory of the rainbow, and If Feynman could see beauty as the inspiration for the theory of the rainbow, and if an electron could behave like a wave, and light like a particle, then the little contradiction of Leonard flitting among different subfields of physics, or even among varied careers, would not shake the universe. — Anonymous
Particle Physics Sayings By Trebor Healey: Love was actually more like calculus or physics. What was the half-life of love? Did Love was actually more like calculus or physics. What was the half-life of love? Did it have cosigns and slopes, or quarks that morphed from wave to particle faster than you could say, please don't leave? — Trebor Healey
Particle Physics Sayings By Julian Schwinger: Is the purpose of theoretical physics to be no more than a cataloging of all Is the purpose of theoretical physics to be no more than a cataloging of all the things that can happen when particles interact with each other and separate? Or is it to be an understanding at a deeper level in which there are things that are not directly observable (as the underlying quantized fields are) but in terms of which we shall have a more fundamental understanding? — Julian Schwinger
Particle Physics Sayings By Joan Jett: Life is strong and fragile. It's a paradox ... It's both things, like quantum physics: Life is strong and fragile. It's a paradox ... It's both things, like quantum physics: It's a particle and a wave at the same time. It all exists all together. — Joan Jett
Particle Physics Sayings By Leon M. Lederman: Particle physics suffers more from being infected by the socio-political mood of the day than Particle physics suffers more from being infected by the socio-political mood of the day than from lack of spectacular opportunities for major and profound discoveries. — Leon M. Lederman
Particle Physics Sayings By Frederick Lenz: There were many stages to the Atlantean civilization. During the later stages, scientists became involved There were many stages to the Atlantean civilization. During the later stages, scientists became involved with advanced particle physics. In particular they were interested in reverse gravity fields. — Frederick Lenz
Particle Physics Sayings By Peter Higgs: That name was a kind of joke, and not a very good one. An author, That name was a kind of joke, and not a very good one. An author, Leon Lederman, wanted to call it 'that goddamn particle' because it was clear it was going to be a tough job finding it experimentally. His editor wouldn't have that, and he said, 'okay, call it the God particle,' and the editor accepted it. I don't think he should've have done, because it's so misleading'. — Peter Higgs
Particle Physics Sayings By Gregory Benford: When a particle's wavelength became smaller than the Schwarzschild radius, the disciplines of gravitation and When a particle's wavelength became smaller than the Schwarzschild radius, the disciplines of gravitation and particle physics merged. The minimum mass where this occurred was scarcely a thousandth of a grain of sand. Still, for fundamental particle physics this was incredibly huge, a million million million times the weight of a uranium nucleus. — Gregory Benford
Particle Physics Sayings By Leonard Susskind: I often feel a discomfort, a kind of embarrassment, when I explain elementary-particle physics to I often feel a discomfort, a kind of embarrassment, when I explain elementary-particle physics to laypeople. It all seems so arbitrary - the ridiculous collection of fundamental particles, the lack of pattern to their masses. — Leonard Susskind
Particle Physics Sayings By Augusten Burroughs: I read a lot of science books - I love cosmology, quantum theory, particle physics. I read a lot of science books - I love cosmology, quantum theory, particle physics. So my idea of a great read would probably put you directly into a coma. — Augusten Burroughs
Particle Physics Sayings By Gregory Benford: Indeed, the history of 20th century physics was in large measure about how to avoid Indeed, the history of 20th century physics was in large measure about how to avoid the infinities that crop up in particle theory and cosmology. The idea of point particles is convenient but leads to profound, puzzling troubles. — Gregory Benford
Particle Physics Sayings By Wayne Dyer: In quantum physics, the study of material at the subatomic level, you get down to In quantum physics, the study of material at the subatomic level, you get down to the tiniest levels. When they take these subatomic particles, put them in particle accelerators and collide them, quantum physicists discover there's nothing there. There's no one home - no ghost in the machine. — Wayne Dyer
Particle Physics Sayings By Michio Kaku: After that cancellation [of the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, after $2 billion had been After that cancellation [of the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, after $2 billion had been spent on it], we physicists learned that we have to sing for our supper ... The Cold War is over. You can't simply say "Russia!" to Congress, and they whip out their checkbook and say, "How much?" We have to tell the people why this atom-smasher is going to benefit their lives. — Michio Kaku
Particle Physics Sayings By Alexander Unzicker: Adherents of homeopathy claim that the greater the dilution, the more effective the drug, particle Adherents of homeopathy claim that the greater the dilution, the more effective the drug, particle physics say the rarer the event, the more important it is. It is an ideology, nothing else than a steady transition to nontestability: while scrutinizing this almost-nothing they head for knowing everything on nothing. — Alexander Unzicker
Particle Physics Sayings By Edward Witten: We have one real candidate for changing the rules; this is string theory. In string We have one real candidate for changing the rules; this is string theory. In string theory the one-dimensional trajectory of a particle in spacetime is replaced by a two-dimensional orbit of a string. Such strings can be of any size, but under ordinary circumstances they are quite tiny, ... a value determined by comparing the predictions of the theory for Newton's constant and the fine structure constant to experimental values. — Edward Witten
Particle Physics Sayings By James Cronin: While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle physics was stimulated by 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
Particle Physics Sayings By John Gribbin: In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are equally significant, things do not behave in any way that we can understand from our experience of the everyday world ... all pictures are false, and there is no physical analogy we can make to understand what goes on inside atoms. Atoms behave like atoms, nothing else. — John Gribbin
Particle Physics Sayings By Lisa Randall: The standard model of particle physics describes forces and particles very well, but when you The standard model of particle physics describes forces and particles very well, but when you throw gravity into the equation, it all falls apart. You have to fudge the figures to make it work. — Lisa Randall