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Members in the Media

"Without quantum fluctuations there would have been no little wrinkles to grow into the structure we observe. It would have been a pretty boring universe."
-Fermilab astrophysicist Rocky Kolb, Dallas Morning News, December 11, 2000

"Polygraphs are not scientific. They don't belong in the same universe as science. They are an emotional upset detector."
-Brad Holian, Los Alamos, ABC's Nightline, December 21, 2000.

"These are things that would have been considered metaphysics when I was in grad school."
-Fermilab Director Mike Witherell, on the possibility of accelerators detecting evidence for extra dimensions, LA Times, December 28, 2000

"This is a beautiful development that gives us much higher confidence that we will soon detect gravitational waves."
-Rainer Weiss, MIT, on improved sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors, AP Net, December 6, 2000

''There is no theoretical limit to their accuracy, which is one of the things that makes them such an exciting challenge.''
-Kurt Gibble, Yale University, on possible improvements to atomic clocks, USA Today, December 18, 2000

"For Fermilab, it's a chance to cement its place in physics for the next 20 years, based on what we do in the next five. If we don't succeed, we can't claim that we need to be here."
-John Womersley, Fermilab, on the possibility of finding the Higgs Boson, LA Times, December 5, 2000.

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