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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

Tags: Laws, Possible  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S.

Tags: Medical, School  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Medical physics is an applied area of physics.

Tags: Area, Medical  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.

Tags: Help, Society  ✍ Author: James Cameron

When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.

Tags: Knowledge, Medical  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I've always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities.

Tags: Quantum, Realities  ✍ Author: James Dashner

The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton's formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.

Tags: Early, Science  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.

Tags: Impossible, Perfect  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural.

Tags: Politics, Time  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

Other than the laws of physics, rules have never really worked out for me.

Tags: Rules, Worked  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.

Tags: Modern, Science  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

If you miss one day in physics, that's it.

Tags: Miss  ✍ Author: Robert Iler

That's absolutely correct and in addition to that life just isn't an accident of the laws of physics. There's a long list of experiments that suggest just the opposite.

Tags: Accident, Life  ✍ Author: Robert Lanza

Physics tells us observations can't be predicted absolutely. Rather, there's a range of possible observations each with a different probability.

Tags: Possible, Rather  ✍ Author: Robert Lanza

Physics is experience, arranged in economical order.

Tags: Experience, Order  ✍ Author: Ernst Mach

I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.

Tags: Study, Subject  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.

Tags: Accident, Universe  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.

Tags: Himself, Seems  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.

Tags: Group, Research  ✍ Author: Andrei Sakharov

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.

Tags: Creation, Mankind  ✍ Author: Abdus Salam

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked.

Tags: Knew, Patience  ✍ Author: Abdus Salam

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

Tags: Hopefully, Simple  ✍ Author: Edward Teller

There's something uniquely interesting about Buddhism and mathematics, particularly about quantum physics, and where they meet. That has fascinated us for a long time.

Tags: Meet, Time  ✍ Author: Andy Wachowski

I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs.

Tags: Universe, Work  ✍ Author: Hannes Alfven
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Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.

Tags: Dark, Energy  ✍ Author: Steve Allen

Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite reaction.

Tags: Action, Politics  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

I've always been fascinated by physics and cosmology. It gets more and more scary the older you get.

Tags: Older, Scary  ✍ Author: John Banville

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.

Tags: Force, Powerful  ✍ Author: Dave Barry

I've learnt more physics from Kabbalah than I ever did in school.

Tags: Learnt, School  ✍ Author: Peter Berg

It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.

Tags: Earth, True  ✍ Author: Daniel Bernoulli

I went to Princeton specifically to study physics.

Tags: Princeton, Study  ✍ Author: Jeff Bezos

I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes.

Tags: Remember, Strong  ✍ Author: Robert Bloch

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.

Tags: Nature, Wrong  ✍ Author: Niels Bohr

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.

Tags: Anybody, Getting  ✍ Author: Niels Bohr

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.

Tags: Actually, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Max Born

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.

Tags: Found, Modern  ✍ Author: Walther Bothe

It's not magic! It's physics. The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright. It's like a spinning top.

Tags: Top, Turn  ✍ Author: Deborah Bull

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.

Tags: American, Music  ✍ Author: Ken Burns

Well, I'm leaning probably toward the sciences like physics.

Tags: Leaning, Toward  ✍ Author: Amy Carter

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.

Tags: Pleased, University  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.

Tags: Problem, Science  ✍ Author: David Chalmers

The development of physics, like the development of any science, is a continuous one.

Tags: Continuous, Science  ✍ Author: Owen Chamberlain

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology.

Tags: Biology, Morals  ✍ Author: Thomas Cochrane

There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics these days that don't involve the use of a laser.

Tags: Days, Few  ✍ Author: Eric Allin Cornell

I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under the direction of Samuel K. Allison.

Tags: Direction, Nuclear  ✍ Author: James Cronin

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.

Tags: Chicago, University  ✍ Author: James Cronin

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.

Tags: Difficult, Practice  ✍ Author: Aleister Crowley

Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.

Tags: Both, Science  ✍ Author: John Deacon

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.

Tags: Time, Travel  ✍ Author: Zoey Deutch

The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers.

Tags: Essential, Thought  ✍ Author: Paul Dirac

Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences - everything from quantum physics to anthropology.

Tags: Interest, Since  ✍ Author: Micky Dolenz

It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.

Tags: Become, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Freeman Dyson

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.

Tags: Remain, Science  ✍ Author: Freeman Dyson

I was always good at math and science and physics.

Tags: Good, Science  ✍ Author: Daniel J. Evans

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and physics rests on the concepts of space and time.

Tags: Space, Time  ✍ Author: James J. Gibson

The bottom line is that time travel is allowed by the laws of physics.

Tags: Time, Travel  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

Before the discovery of quantum mechanics, the framework of physics was this: If you tell me how things are now, I can then use the laws of physics to calculate, and hence predict, how things will be later.

Tags: Later, Tell  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness.

Tags: Infinite, Show  ✍ Author: Stanislav Grof

I am fascinated by quantum physics.

Tags: Fascinated, Quantum  ✍ Author: Vinny Guadagnino

It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.

Tags: Hard, Poetry  ✍ Author: Tom Hanks

When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world's formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable.

Tags: Modern, Totally  ✍ Author: Martin Heidegger

Yes, I was really good in physics and in math.

Tags: Good, Yes  ✍ Author: Eva Herzigova

Teaching physics at the University, and more general lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern.

Tags: General, University  ✍ Author: Antony Hewish

Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.

Tags: Becoming, Difficult  ✍ Author: David Hilbert

My students know I have a life, they know I've written about my life. They know some detail, probably more than they know about their physics teacher, but I would've told them anyway!

Tags: Life, Teacher  ✍ Author: Marya Hornbacher

Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

Tags: Passion, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Bob Hoskins

It is just physics - who can argue with Newton and the first law of thermodynamics?

Tags: Argue, Law  ✍ Author: Mark E. Hyman

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.

Tags: Rest, Science  ✍ Author: Lord Kelvin

Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies or the Dominions to go on to, and it was to the Cavendish Laboratory that one went to do physics.

Tags: Place, Someone  ✍ Author: Aaron Klug

Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron.

Tags: Nuclear, Structure  ✍ Author: Walter Kohn

We live, I think, in the century of science and, perhaps, even in the century of physics.

Tags: Perhaps, Science  ✍ Author: Polykarp Kusch

Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.

Tags: Branch, Color  ✍ Author: Benoit Mandelbrot

When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.

Tags: Rules, Weather  ✍ Author: Benoit Mandelbrot

I do not keep up with the details of particle physics.

Tags: Details, Keep  ✍ Author: Murray Gell-Mann

The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this.

Tags: Point, Technology  ✍ Author: Ralph Merkle

My background is in theoretical physics, and it's something very close to my heart.

Tags: Close, Heart  ✍ Author: Yuri Milner

In physics, all can you do is predict the consequences of physical laws.

Tags: Laws, Physical  ✍ Author: Isaac Mizrahi

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.

Tags: Hard, University  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Moon

There are two worlds we live in: a material world, bound by the laws of physics, and the world inside our mind, which is just as important.

Tags: Inside, Mind  ✍ Author: Alan Moore

Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies, animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present, and of the laws which govern their actions. Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences, - physics and chemistry.

Tags: Chemistry, Science  ✍ Author: Johannes P. Muller

Ultimately, my Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, focusing on quantum field theory and curved space-time, and I worked with Stephen Hawking.

Tags: Theory, Worked  ✍ Author: Nathan Myhrvold

This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it.

Tags: Book, Trust  ✍ Author: Roger Penrose

And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry.

Tags: Biology, Chemistry  ✍ Author: Michael Polanyi

But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography.

Tags: Cannot, Defined  ✍ Author: Michael Polanyi

No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry.

Tags: Chemistry, Determined  ✍ Author: Michael Polanyi

So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world.

Tags: Process, Understand  ✍ Author: John Polkinghorne

Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics believe in the reality of a quantum world, and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons.

Tags: Reality, Work  ✍ Author: John Polkinghorne

I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943.

Tags: Chemistry, College  ✍ Author: John Pople

I was not an especially diligent student but nevertheless obtained a reasonable education in physics.

Tags: Education, Student  ✍ Author: Robert Coleman Richardson

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.

Tags: Engineer, Mission  ✍ Author: Sally Ride

Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics.

Tags: Finite, Laws  ✍ Author: Terry Riley

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic.

Tags: Logic, Ruled  ✍ Author: David O. Russell

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

Tags: Either, Science  ✍ Author: Ernest Rutherford

In 1948 I was appointed to a Lectureship in Physics and in 1949 elected to a Fellowship at Trinity College.

Tags: College, Elected  ✍ Author: Martin Ryle

Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.

Tags: Basic, Universe  ✍ Author: Erwin Schrodinger

Physics is based on the assumption that certain fundamental features of nature are constant.

Tags: Based, Nature  ✍ Author: Rupert Sheldrake

The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever, moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object harder than ever before - so the physics of the hit have changed.

Tags: Moving, Today  ✍ Author: Leigh Steinberg

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.

Tags: Head, History  ✍ Author: James Stockdale

Physics has the cutest words.

Tags: Words  ✍ Author: Sherry Stringfield
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