C. F. Powell Quotes

Cecil Frank Powell, FRS (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) was an English physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle.

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C. F. Powell


Those placed in the position which I now occupy, commonly feel concern about their worthiness to receive the great honour which has been done them.

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The particular features of the photographic method of detecting atomic particles enabled us to establish the existence of transient forms of matter which had escaped recognition by other methods.

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How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers.

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Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view.

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