John von Neumann

“Young man, in mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” Zukav, G., The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (1984) John von Neumann

Wernher von Braun

“Basic research is when I am doing what I don’t know what I am doing.” Simons, Y. R. M., “Work, Society, and Culture,” New York Times (1957) Wernher von Braun

Sreenivasan and Antonia

“But we can sympathize readily with a theorist who is frustrated by the uncertainly surrounding the experimental results. Definitive progress in the subject is linked inextricably to obtaining measurements of vastly improved quality. It would be presumptuous to relegate theory to the role of merely explaining empirical facts. On the contrary, we emphasize that theory …