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Philip Emeagwali Quotes

Philip Emeagwali Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Philip Emeagwali
Type:
Scientist
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    Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    It took me 1057 pages to describe the hundreds of mathematical equations, algorithms and programming techniques that I invented and used. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Our lives sometimes depends on computers performing as predicted. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    Scientists try to discover or unravel the mysteries of nature. Some of the problems we are trying to solve have been solved in nature. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong. Philip_EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
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    The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. Philip_Emeagwali/21.php">Philip Emeagwali
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    When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments. Philip_Emeagwali/22.php">Philip Emeagwali