Quotations by Philip Warren Anderson

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Born: Saturday, January 13, 1923
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American


Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Father, Brother)

An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Father, Impression, EnglEurope)

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Science)

My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Consequences)

One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Society)

The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Ability, Laws, Universe)

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Interest)

The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Fact, First, Months)

The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Opportunity, Public)

The prize seemed to change my professional life very little.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Life)

The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Years)







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