Mathematician | Physicist | Engineer

… and in general mathematicians tend to behave like fermions, i.e. avoid working in areas which are too trendy whereas physicists behave a lot more like bosons, which coalesce in large packs and are often over-selling their doings, an attitude which mathematicians despise.

— Advice to the beginner

— Alain Connes

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A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.

— Disturbing the Universe

— Freeman Dyson

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2007.11.22 Thursday (c) CHK2