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Martin Fleischmann Quotes

Martin Fleischmann Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Martin Fleischmann
Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
English
Birth year:

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    American science is much more organized, much more hierarchical than British science has been. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    British science has a certain style and, of course, my problem is that, although I was born in Czechoslovakia, I am the archetypal British scientist. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 4
    I don't suppose I'll ever retire completely. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    I have had this view of the optimization of the electrode design for a long time. Historically we went through various phases in the work and eventually worked on large sheets - very large sheets - of palladium. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    It doesn't matter whether you can or cannot achieve high temperature superconductivity or fuel cells, they will always be on the list because if you could achieve them they would be extremely valuable. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 9
    It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but - bearing in mind my age and medical history - I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 10
    It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    One of my theme songs is that if you can't do it in a test tube, don't do it. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 13
    So I think that as science is organized in Japan at the moment it will not make a great deal of headway in innovative science. That's my own opinion. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways - four major potential lines of research. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 15
    Stan and I funded the first phase of the work ourselves. It was secret. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
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    Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around - it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann
  • 18
    You see, I am a very conventional scientist, really. Martin_FleischmannMartin Fleischmann