David Mermin

David Mermin Image source: Cornell University

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Cornell University

David Mermin is an American physicist and science writer who introduced the Lewis Carroll concept of the boojum into physics and wrote Boojums All the Way Through.

Quotes by David Mermin in Time One

Is the Moon there when nobody looks?

Shut up and calculate.

[T[he quantum theoretic description of physical reality is exquisitely strange and profoundly mysterious.

The mathematical language … refuses to talk about what actually happens, beyond giving you the odds for the various possibilities.