Nicholas Kurti

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Nicholas Kurti (14 May 190824 November 1998) was a Hungarian-born physicist who lived in Oxford, UK, for most of his life.


  • I think it is a sad reflection on our civilisation that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus, we do not know what goes on inside our souffles.
    • as quoted by George Porter in the preface of But the Crackling is Superb, An Anthology on Food and Drink by Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Institute of Physics Publishing, London, UK. 1988. p. xvii. ISBN 0-750-30488-X. 

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