"You would never think going home and turning on the faucet that something so familiar could contain so many stories."
—Wendy Zhang, University of Chicago, on studying how drops drip, The Baltimore Sun, December 1, 2003
"There are some indications that the X(3872) may be the first example of a new type of subatomic particle, one where two more ordinary particles attach to each other, similar to the way atoms stick together to form molecules. If so, this is the first glimpse of a whole new realm of subatomic physics."
—Stephen Olsen, University of Hawaii, The Honolulu Advertiser, December 3, 2003
"At the present moment, there is to the best of my knowledge no model that explains all of the data."
—Lawrence Cardman, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, on the possible discovery of a five-quark particle, New York Times, December 30, 2003
"Under the most favorable distribution model, we can say at the 95% confidence level that this first generation of gravitational wave detectors could register a neutron star merger every one to two years,"
—Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern University, Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), December 4, 2003
"We don't basically know what 99% of the universe is. This mine is a telescope into that new world."
—Jordan Goodman, University of Maryland, on plans to develop an underground laboratory in the Homestake gold mine, The Boston Globe, January 2, 2004
"We'll never go to these stars. These cosmic rays deliver the material right to our doors."
—Bob Binns, Washington University, on Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder, or TIGER, a cosmic ray experiment in Antarctica, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 25, 2003
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