APS Members in the Media

“To throw the ball that hard and that quickly (after all, he didn’t have time to ‘aim’) with that accuracy is truly an amazing feat. Everyone who has seen the throw knows that already, but now we’ve quantified exactly how amazing it was.”
Alan Nathan, (IL-13th) University of Illinois, analyzing an out made by Oakland A’s fielder Yoenis Cespedes on June 10, The Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2014.

“We can’t know everything. We can’t even know what ‘everything’ is or means. If there is a final truth out there, it’s beyond us. Science works under strict boundaries, and as hard as we may try, we can’t go beyond them. To know all answers, we need to start by knowing all questions. And that is simply impossible. Our view of the world will always be incomplete.”
Marcelo Gleiser, (NH 2nd) Dartmouth College, The Washington Post, July 14, 2014.

“They have really done something very special.… It’s been very enabling of our research and that’s not a statement about dollars, that’s a statement about community.”
Charles M. Marcus, University of Copenhagen, on Microsoft underwriting research into quantum computing, The New York Times, June 23, 2014.

If the world wants to do this science, then the world should organize, with Fermilab as the host, to solve the problems and make it happen.”
Steven Ritz, (CA-20th) Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, on the P5 report’s recommendation on internationalizing the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, NBCNews.com, May 21, 2014.

“What CERN did for the Higgs boson, we want to do with the neutrino.”
Joe Lykken, (IL-14th) Fermilab, on future neutrino experiments outlined in the P5 report, The Associated Press, May 21, 2014.

“The overarching theme here is that, out there at the frontiers of discovery, it’s very foggy.”
Michael Turner, (IL-1st) The University of Chicago, on the controversy surrounding the BICEP2 results, The Washington Post, July 23, 2014.

They want to bulldoze it, which is really atrocious to me…. It’s like burning the Alexandria Library.”
Dennis Papadopoulos, (MD-5th) the University of Maryland, on the plan to demolish the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Alaska, National Public Radio, June 10, 2014.

“At these twinning boundaries, the crystals on each side are bonding together much better.”
Bo Xu, Yanshan University in China, on creating a new class of diamond structure stronger than any previous natural or synthetic diamond, The Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2014.

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