Leslaw K. Bieniasz' s personal web pages
Leslaw K. Bieniasz, Dr. Sci.
Position: Assistant Professor (Polish
My favourite quote(s):
“Science will stagnate if it is made to serve practical goals.”
Morton Gurtin in his 2004 Timoshenko Medal Acceptance Speech (according to Wikipedia):
“Good theoretical science is done by a few dedicated people working
alone or with one or two colleagues; this science does not need the
large grants that have made prostitutes of most of us, including me. The need to be relevant, the need to be applicable to industry; these
are not forces that lead to advances; what leads to advances, often spectacular, is simply the curiosity of the individual scientist, just as
Einstein's curiosity about the structure of space-time led to the theory of relativity. Big science is a driving force for mediocrity.”
Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, in an interview for the radio RMF (translation from Polish):
"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful is born out of it, but this is not the reason why people do it”
“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.”
“Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law”
Last Updated: 5 th September, 2017.
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