Banesh Hoffmann

American mathematician and physicist

Banesh Hoffmann (September 6, 1906August 5, 1986) was a British American mathematician and physicist known for his association with Albert Einstein.

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  • Every new discovery in science brings with it a host of new problems, just as the invention of the automobile brought with it gas stations, roads, garages, mechanics, and a thousand other subsidiary details.
    • Banesh Hoffmann (1959). The strange story of the quantum: an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledge. Courier Dover Publications. p. 4. ISBN 0486205185. 
  • No longer was light analogous to the discharge of a blunderbuss, but rather to the pulsating flight of birds.
    • Banesh Hoffmann (1959). The strange story of the quantum: an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledge. Courier Dover Publications. p. 7. ISBN 0486205185. 

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