Telegram for Meyer

“Mythologists and experimental theologians are needed for the development of a new method of attack” Telegram to Meyer while in trenches after recovery which was mistranslated from “Meteorologists and experimental physicists” where Meyer then traveled and met Fritz Haber (german Gas warfar pioneer)

Meyer

“It would be difficult to create the right mood under the present circumstances, but perhaps by accident another beautiful differential equation will come along again, as it once did when I worked with you.” Letter from Meyer to Prandtl, May 5, 1918. Ref. no. GOAR:2647, DLR-Gottingen Archives

Aurel Stodola

“The country (Germany) is like a man with a badly upset stomach who has not yet vomited enough,” Aurel Stodola in 1919 on right-wing putsch in Berlin two weeks earlier. CPAE Vol. 9 Dec. 16 “The Kapp Putsch, also known as the Kapp-Luttwitz Putsch after its leaders Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Luttwitz, was an …

William John Macquorn Rankine

“A hypothetical theory is necessary, as a preliminary step, to reduce the expression of the phenomena to simplicity and order before it is possible to make any progress in framing an abstractive theory,” William John Macquorn Rankine Outlines of the Science of Energetics, in Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow (1855)

Richard Feynman

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts,” Richard Feynman “What is Science” presented at the fifteenth annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, in New York City (1966), published in The Physics Teacher, volume 7, issue 6 (1969), p. 313-320

Wernher von Braun

“The rocket worked perfectly, except for landing on the wrong planet.” Wernher von Braun (comment on V2 landing on London 1944, Apollo in Perspective : Spaceflight Then and Now (1999))

John Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

“Without encroaching upon grounds appertaining to the theologian and the philosopher, the domain of natural sciences is surely broad enough to satisfy the wildest ambition of its devotees. The work may be hard, and the discipline severe; but the interest never fails, and great is the privilege of achievement.,” John Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh