Frank Wilczek

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Frank Wilczek

Frank Anthony Wilczek (born May 15, 1951) is an American physicist and Nobel laureate (2004).

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  • An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.
    • The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, chapter 1, p. 12
  • Knowing how to calculate something is not the same as understanding it. Having a computer to calculate the origin of mass for us may be convincing, but is not satisfying. Fortunately we can understand it too.
    • The Lightness of Being - Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces, Basic Books 2008, Caption of chapter 10, p. 128
  • Quite undeservedly, the ether has acquired a bad name.
  • The answer to the ancient question "Why is there something rather than nothing?" would then be that ‘nothing’ is unstable.

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