The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics.
I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn't any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that's all.
I began peering into the corners of the room, making sure all the shadows were cast by objects and obeying known laws of physics.
Happiness must preclude false indulgence and physic.
Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
Wireless carriers, they have a proud history of working with local communities and trying to meet their wireless needs, and also their wishes about where would be best to put infrastructure. That is a tough challenge. People will say we want wireless service but we don't want those towers, but the laws of physics don't allow you to have it both ways.
Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.
Due mainly to my record on an open chemistry competition given by Cal Tech, I was admitted, graduating in 1939 as a physics major.
Last summer we received a phone call from the Department of Justice requesting medals commemorating the fallen police officers and firefighters who died trying to rescue people during the 911 attacks. We did that order in record time. They know they can come to us and get high quality awards in the shortest time you can expect - but sometimes physics does limit some things.
The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.
Cosmology, nuclear physics, I do try to keep up on. They get more complex, and then some of the old theories just don't work out.
Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.
Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.
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.
It was at this moment that I wrote my first important paper in theoretical physics. I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age of senility for theorists.
My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
I majored in physics at IU. But I took a whole lot of astronomy classes. I thought it would be great to have a solar telescope ... be able to see things during the day with the students.
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.
Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
Physics has the cutest words.
We must be physicists in order. . . to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics.
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.
Borrowing from physics, the last thing an unstable system needs is a shock. And yet the risks of just such a disturbance have never seemed higher. Far-fetched as it seems, the possibility of a more perilous endgame is rising.
It is an awesome event for the kids. The Physics Olympics allows them to use the physics they learn in class and to see it applied in many different ways.
What happened here is that the technology enthusiasts got far beyond what the laws of physics would allow.
Physics is becoming too difficult for the physicists.
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.
I entered the Physics Department in 1950, receiving a Master's degree in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1956. It is difficult to convey the sense of excitement that pervaded the Department at that time.