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It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.

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Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

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David Hilbert

Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.

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Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it.

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Albert Einstein

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.

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Ernest Rutherford

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

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Medical physics is an applied area of physics.

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Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.

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Bill Clinton

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.

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As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists who signed the Statement works in this field; nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject.

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Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.

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A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.

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Niels Bohr

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.

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There's no fun in physics, but a good deal of physics in fun.

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That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics.

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The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.

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I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.

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If the experimental physicist has already done a great deal of work in this field, nevertheless the theoretical physicist has still hardly begun to evaluate the experimental material which may lead him to conclusions about the structure of the atom.

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No Other Choice

Einstein is a physicist, unparallel.
His word of physics is not disputable.
With faith in him we take it to be true.
It might be disproved; yet no other choice.

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Kosmic Artist

to a particle physicist
the sub-atomic level

is an easel
sprayed

by some crazy artist
whose name

is written in every
infinitesimal detail

so not even a physicist
can fail to recognize

the Intelligence
always presumed

to be energy.
not that

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