German Physicist Quotes

199 German Physicist quotes:

"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything."
"There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case."
"To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground."
"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created."
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"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
"Direction coupling between the various radiations generated in a nuclear reaction both with one another and with the initiating radiation can also be detected and measured by coincidences; this provides valuable information about the structure of the atomic nuclei."
"My argument was that we could not stop Hitler by cooperating with other bourgeois parties but that only a united working class could stop him."
"Shortly afterwards my father told me that he might be going into the Eastern Zone of Germany. At that time my own mind was closer to his than it had ever been before, because he also believed that they are at least trying to build a new world."
"Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds, and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life."
"Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities."
"During conversion, the newly formed nucleus is not always immediately in the ground state, but is at times in one of the possible activated states."
"During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result."
"Film consumption however was so enormous that our laboratory with the film strips strung up for drying sometimes resembled an industrial laundry."
"In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation."
"Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist."
"Our arrangement therefore consisted of two needle counters, past the common front wall of which, without touching it, swept a beam of X-rays."
"Rossi was the first to describe another system working with valves in parallel; it has the advantage that it can easily be extended to coincidences between more than two events, and is therefore predominantly used today."
"Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment."

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