Skip to main content

The miracle of the appropriate...

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The optimist regards the futur...

The optimist regards the future as uncertain.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

It's nice the know the compute...

It's nice the know the computer understands the situation, but I would like to understand it too.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

... mathematics is the science...

... mathematics is the science of skillful operations with concepts and rules invented just for this purpose.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

Solipsism may be logically con...

Solipsism may be logically consistent with present Quantum Mechanics, Monism in the sense of Materialism is not.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

There is no natural phenomenon...

There is no natural phenomenon that is comparable with the sudden and apparently accidentally timed development of science, except perhaps the condensation of a super-saturated gas or the explosion of some unpredictable explosives.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The simplicities of natural la...

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

OK, so the computer has unders...

OK, so the computer has understood, but what about me ?

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

There are two kinds of people ...

There are two kinds of people in the world: Johnny Von Neumann and the rest of us.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The great mathematician fully,...

The great mathematician fully, almost ruthlessly, exploits the domain of permissible reasoning and skirts the impermissible. That his recklessness does not lead him into a morass of contradictions is a miracle in itself: certainly it is hard to believe that our reasoning power was brought, by Darwin's process of natural selection, to the perfection which it seems to possess.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

Physics is becoming so unbelie...

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solv.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

Physics is becoming so unbelie...

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

It was not possible to formula...

It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The full meaning of life, the ...

The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs. But by now I have made peace with it. I even feel a certain honor to be associated with such a mystery.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The world is very complicated ...

The world is very complicated and it is clearly impossible for the human mind to understand it completely. Man has therefore devised an artifice which permits the complicated nature of the world to be blamed on something which is called accidental and thus permits him to abstract a domain in which simple laws can be found.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The unreasonable efficiency of...

The unreasonable efficiency of mathematics in science is a gift we neither understand nor deserve.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

When the province of physical ...

When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again. It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

[T]he laws of quantum mechanic...

[T]he laws of quantum mechanics itself cannot be formulated ... without recourse to the concept of consciousness.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The miracle of the appropriate...

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

The enormous usefulness of mat...

The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation of it.

Eugene Wigner 20 quotes

Певица Ингрид Альберини, 2000-ые и Юджин Шумейкер — единственный человек, похороненный на Луне

1368

Кэрол Ломбард, американская киноактриса, самая высокооплачивамая актриса Голливуда в 1930-е. Погибла в 1942 году в авиакатастрофе. Виктория и Дэвид Бекхэм, 1997 г. Хизер Энн Томас — американская актри...

Майлин Класс без бюстгальтера на премьере фильма «Остров», 2005 г.и Кирстен Данст и Мара Уилсон на премьере «Джуманджи», 1995 г.

755

Кирстен Данст и Мара Уилсон на премьере «Джуманджи», 1995 г. Майлин Класс с глубоким вырезом на MOBO Awards, 2004 г. Майлин Класс без бюстгальтера на премьере фильма «Остров», 2005 г. Майлин Класс без...

Ума Турман в фотосессии для Криминального чтива, 1994 год и Кирстен Данст на премьере фильма «Добейся Успеха», 2000 г.

180

Кирстен Данст на премьере фильма «Добейся Успеха», 2000 г. Ума Турман в фотосессии для Криминального чтива, 1994 год. Шлем, который нам не рад. Это часть доспеха XVII века из Савойи — исторической об...

Безупречная Джоди Фостер и не менее безупречный Энтони Хопкинс и, 1991 год и Милица Богдановна Йовович в 1991 году.

177

Безупречная Джоди Фостер и не менее безупречный Энтони Хопкинс и, 1991 год. Милица Богдановна Йовович в 1991 году. Засвет Тэнди Ньютон на премьере фильма «Возвращение» 2006 г....

Сальвадор Дали спаивает Брижит Бардо, 1960 год и Том Савини на съемках "От заката до рассвета", 1996 год

252

Сальвадор Дали спаивает Брижит Бардо, 1960 год. Мирей Матье в Москве, 1967 год. Том Савини на съемках "От заката до рассвета", 1996 год. Ведущий передачи «Спокойной ночи, малыши» Владимир Ухин, с колл...