"That could screw up things more than anything else. Inspectors need to be confident and experienced. You need enough information in the hands of inspectors to nail the Iraqis or show they are compliant."
— David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security, on why the weapons inspectors in Iraq need to be experienced, ABCNews.com, November 18, 2002
''I think we would have liked if Batlogg had stood up and said, `I put my name on those papers and it was the worst judgment of my life,' but he didn't do that.''
—Douglas Stone, Yale University, on the responsibility of Bertram Batlogg in the Schvn affair, Boston Globe, November 19, 2002
"At least we can do no worse than it's been for the last 100 years."
— Richard Steiner, NIST, on new ways to define the kilogram, Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2002
"That is when I began to suspect there was some kind of underlying principle operating here. Ultimately, it all comes from Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle."
— Julio Gea-Banacloche, University of Arkansas, on fundamental limits on the smallness of quantum computers, Cosmiverse.com, November 21, 2002
"It's the heroin pusher's approach to marketing."
— Martin Blume, American Physical Society, on giving data away free to lure customers in, Washington Post, November 21, 2002
"Accomplishments of the program during the past few decades have been truly remarkable."
— Richard Hazeltine, University of Texas at Austin, on progress in fusion research, MSNBC, November 25, 2002
"If you say let's integrate all the codes over all the timescales, there's really no roadmap for doing that. Our approach deals with this in (pairs of problems) instead."
— Jill Dahlburg, General Atomics, on the problem of simulating nuclear fusion on a computer, UPI, November 25, 2002
"When we are done with this, someone else will commercialize fusion. (The result) should be safe and environmentally attractive, and extrapolate to competitive costs in the U.S. market."
— Robert Goldston, Princeton University, on a proposed demonstration project for fusion power, UPI, November 25, 2002
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