10 Thoughts from Niels Bohr

1. “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
2. “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”
3. “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”
4. “There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them.”
5. “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”
6. “No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.”
7. “Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think”
8. “Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.”
9. “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
10. “Stop telling God what to do with his dice.”

Extreme atoms – Audio from Nature.com – Physicists are testing the limits of Niels Bohr’s atomic model by creating all sorts of bizarre atoms – News feature: Extreme atoms – Nature Special: Bohr 100

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