Frank Wilczek Quotes (8 quotes)
“An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.”
The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, chapter 1, p. 12
“Knowing how to calculate something is not the same as understanding it. Having a computer to calculate the origin of mass for us may be convincing, but is not satisfying. Fortunately we can understand it too.”
The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, Caption of chapter 10, p. 128
“The answer to the ancient question Why is there something rather than nothing? would then be that 'nothing' is unstable.”
Quoted in an article, Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?, by Victor Stenger (June 2006)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFrank Wilczek
Born: May 15, 1951 (age 66)
Bio: Frank Anthony Wilczek is a theoretical physicist from the United States and a Nobel laureate. He is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.