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#1. The standard theory may survive as a part of the ultimate theory, or it may turn out to be fundamentally wrong. In either case, it will have been an important way-station, and the next theory will have to be better. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#2. One of the principal achievements of physics in the 20th century has been the revelation that the atom is not indivisible or elementary at all but has a complex structure. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#3. My father said I should become a doctor and do science in my spare time, which in retrospect might not have been a bad idea, but I wasn't interested in taking care of people's ills. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#4. There are physicists, and there are string theorists. Of course the string theorists are physicists, but the string theorists in general will not attend lectures on experimental physics. They will not be terribly concerned about the results of experiments. They will talk to one another. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#5. There's something called From 'Alchemy to Quarks,' which will teach you everything you have to know, you want to know, about physics. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#6. My parents, once I made it clear to them that I wanted to do science, they were totally sympathetic. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#7. In the 1950s, the average person saw science as something that solved problems. With the advent of nuclear weapons and pollution, the idealistic aura around scientific research has been replaced by cynicism. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#8. I suppose I'm worried that someday there will be some exciting experiments to do, and there won't be anyone around who knows what experiments are. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#9. From 1958 to 1966, I was in exile. I just wandered around teaching, waiting for an offer from Harvard. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#10. The question of energy is an important one. The big issue is how to get it, how not to destroy the environment, and how to survive as a species. It's a big deal. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#11. What the string theorists do is arguably physics. It deals with the physical world. They're attempting to make a consistent theory that explains the interactions we see among particles and gravity as well. That's certainly physics, but it's a kind of physics that is not yet testable. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#12. People want to know about what's going on with what's in the universe, what are particles like, what are the basic rules of nature. It's a lot of curiosity out there. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#13. I had more or less abandoned the idea of an electroweak gauge theory during the period 1961-1970. Of the several reasons for this, one was the failure of my naive foray into renormalizability. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#14. It's a wonderful honor to win an Ignobel Prize. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#15. In 1969, John Iliopoulos and Luciano Maiani came to Harvard as research fellows. Together, we found the arguments that predicted the existence of charmed hadrons. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#16. String theory's biggest prediction is that gravity exists. That's good. That's a lot more than preceding theories could do. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#17. Plane geometry is sort of the key course where you learn about proving things and abstraction. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#18. Would physics at Geneva be as good as physics at Harvard? I think not. Rome? I think not. In Britain, I don't think there is one place, neither Cambridge nor Oxford, which can compare with Harvard. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#19. I think that I got committed to physics at the age of - oh, it must have been 1942 - ten, when most countries were at war and children were interested in airplanes and bombs and such things. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#20. I wish to thank the Nobel Foundation for granting me the greatest honor to which a scientist may aspire. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#21. I think that we scientists are seeking an understanding of the natural world. We come in various types - chemists and physicists and biologists and such - and we all have the same goal. We are making progress. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#22. Individual scientists cannot do much on their own. Heads of nations, corporates, and economic giants should recognise the criticality of it. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#23. From an early age, I knew I would become a scientist. It may have been my brother Sam's doing. He interested me in the laws of falling bodies when I was ten and helped my father equip a basement chemistry lab for me when I was fifteen. I became skilled in the synthesis of selenium halides. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#24. Chemistry is good for fun - it's like baseball. It has its role for small children, but I can't see an adult being concerned with it. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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