Ultrafast Lasers and Optical Amplifiers
Physics department, IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036, India


Some interesting quotes1 from 20th century


“Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal.  The rest is poetry, imagination.”------Max Planck


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”------Albert Einstein


“How can you do both physics and poetry ? In physics we try to explain in simple terms something that nobody knew before. In poetry it is the exact opposite.”

-------P.A.M. Dirac to Oppenheimer


“When theory and experiment agree, that is the time to be especially suspicious.”

-------Niels Bohr


the more accurate the calculations became the more the concepts tended to vanish into thin air.”-------R. S. Mulliken, J. Chem. Phys. 43, S2 (1965)













1Reference: Internet

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