Zitate von Isidor Isaac Rabi
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Geburtstag: 29. Juli 1898
Todesdatum: 11. Januar 1988
Isidor Isaac Rabi war ein US-amerikanischer Physiker.
Zitate Isidor Isaac Rabi
„My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?” That difference — asking good questions — made me become a scientist.“
As quoted in "Great Minds Start With Questions" in Parents Magazine (September 1993).
In defense of Robert Oppenheimer at McCarthy-era security hearings, after noting he had organized scientists to develop the atomic bomb for the US, as quoted in "Atomised" in The New Statesman' (10 January 2008) http://www.newstatesman.com/200801100042.
„I think physicists are the Peter Pans of the human race. They never grow up, and they keep their curiosity.“
As quoted in "The Atomic Scientists, the Sense of Wonder and the Bomb" by Mark Fiege in Enviornmental History, Vol. 12, Issue 3 (July 2007) http://envhis.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/3.toc.