Fritz Zwicky

Fritz Zwicky

was a Swiss astronomer
With all reserve we advance the view that a supernova represents the transition of an ordinary star into a neutron star consisting mainly of neutrons. Such a star may possess a very small radius and an extremely high density. As neutrons can be packed much more closely than ordinary nuclei and electrons, the gravitational packing energy in a cold neutron star may become very large, and under certain conditions may far exceed the ordinary nuclear packing fractions...More Fritz Zwicky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To eliminate the discrepancy between men's plans and the results achieved, a new approach is necessary. Morphological thinking suggests that this new approach cannot be realized through increased teaching of specialized knowledge. This morphological analysis suggests that the essential fact has been overlooked that every human is potentially a genius. Education and dissemination of knowledge must assume a form which allows each student to absorb whatever develops his own genius, lest he become frustrated. The same outlMore Fritz Zwicky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Astronomers are spherical bastards. No matter how you look at them they are just bastards.More Fritz Zwicky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a good idea every two years. Give me a topic, I will give you the idea! [Reputed to have been a remark made to the head of his department at Caltech.]More Fritz Zwicky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every evening, I come home tired and have just enough energy to fill out the endless tax forms, to pay bills, not to let my house neglected and to hear the radio concert for an hour.More Fritz Zwicky quotes [07/06/2011 08:07:06]

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