Quotes by: Edward M. Purcell

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Edward Purcell
Edward Mills Purcell (1912–1997)
Born (1912-08-30)August 30, 1912
Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died March 7, 1997(1997-03-07) (aged 84)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality United States
Fields Physics
Institutions Harvard University
MIT
Alma mater Purdue University (BSEE)
Harvard University (M.A.)
Harvard University (Ph.D)
Doctoral advisor Kenneth Bainbridge
Other academic advisors John Van Vleck
Doctoral students George Pake
George Benedek
Charles Pence Slichter
Other notable students Nicolaas Bloembergen
Known for Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
Smith-Purcell effect
21 cm line
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physics (1952)
Oersted Medal (1967)
National Medal of Science (1979)
Max Delbruck Prize (1984)
Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize (1988)

I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes.
Edward M. Purcell
To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
Edward M. Purcell
The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man's work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past.
Edward M. Purcell
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