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“I’m very happy to see popular culture introducing these scientific issues.”
Boris Kayser, (IL-14th) Fermilab, on why he thought the presence of CERN in “Angels and Demons” would be a good marketing tool for science, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2009.
“If energy is dirt cheap, it gets treated like dirt.”
Arthur Rosenfeld, (CA-9th) Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, describing why Americans haven’t integrated energy-saving appliances into their lives, The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2009.
“There’s so much neat science in NASCAR…It’s a great way to educate people. NASCAR fans are fervent and will wade through net force and molecules if it helps them understand why something happens to their driver.”
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, (TX-32nd) University of Texas at Dallas, USA Today, July 1, 2009.
“We put together the best physicists, the best engineers, the best of industry and academia. It’s not often you get that opportunity and pull it off.”
Ed Moses, (CA-10th) Lawrence Livermore National Lab, on the team at the National Ignition Facility, The New York Times, May 25, 2009.
“I no longer own a car. Let me just say that in most of my jobs, I mostly rode my bicycle. [Now], my security detail [doesn’t] want me to be riding my bicycle or even taking the Metro. I have a security detail that drives me.”
Steven Chu, (CA-9th) U.S. Department of Energy, The New York Times Magazine, April 16, 2009.
“The fun in ‘Star Trek’ didn’t come from copying science, but from having science copy it. My job wasn’t to put real science into ‘Star Trek,’ but to imagine new ideas that hadn’t yet been thought of.”
Leonard Mlodinow, (CA-29th) describing how as a writer for the Star Trek franchise he is able to both incorporate and inspire real science, Newsweek, May 4, 2009.
“If we want scientific literacy, then we want teachers to teach the beauty of science, the fun in it, the humor in it, and to bring examples of modern science into the classroom.”
Leon Lederman, (IL-14th) Fermilab, UPI, April 10, 2009.
“It turns out a lot of people in Hollywood think science is cool.”
Jennifer Ouellette, (District of Columbia) National Academy of Sciences, USA Today, March 25, 2009.
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