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Eugene Wigner
(1902-1995) born on
Nov 17
Hungarian-US physicist. He was the joint winner, with Jensen and Mayer, of the Nobel Prize, 1963, for extensive work on quantum mechanics.
Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It takes so long to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.

It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too.
[While] solipsism may be logically consistent with present quantum mechanics, monism in the sense of materialism is not.
The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.
"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences"
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
R: http://www.chem.columbia.edu/~gezelter/quotes/wigner.html
A: 'Solipism' is the theory that only the self exists; http://www.leaderu.com/ftissues/ft9511/revessay.html
N: "Charlies" internet collection of quotations.
K: Title of a article, "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences. Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics 13(1).

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