Carl David Anderson

The ideal student would be one who was not working for grades but was working because he was interested in the work and not trying to compete with fellow students.

Carl David Anderson (September 3, 1905January 11, 1991) was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon in 1936.

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  • The atom can't be seen, yet its existence can be proved. And it is simple to prove that it can't ever be seen. It has to be studied by indirect evidence — and the technical difficulty has been compared to asking a man who has never seen a piano to describe a piano from the sound it would make falling downstairs in the dark.
  • The ideal student would be one who was not working for grades but was working because he was interested in the work and not trying to compete with fellow students.

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