“Men and Women are not content to comfort themselves with tales of gods
and giants, or to confine their thoughts to the daily affairs of life; they also
build telescopes and satellites and accelerators, and sit at their desks for
endless hours working out the meaning of the data they gather. The effort
to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of a tragedy.”
….Rembrandt in a POP qUaNtUm field….
“The tools of Carruthers‘s trade are a blank piece of paper and a pen. On his desk are stacks of notebooks, each page numbered by hand, each page covered with row upon row of neat mathematical notations and here and there a small line drawing, such as tiny circles representing atoms in different states of excitation.” See here for more,,