An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
Physics and Beyond : Encounters and Conversation (1971)
Added on 22-Jun-09 | Last updated 22-Jun-09
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2 Responses to Physics and Beyond : Encounters and Conversation (1971)

  1. Asaf Katz says:

    A. 1905?
    [Wikipedia: Born Werner Karl Heisenberg 5 December 1901 (1901-12-05)
    Würzburg, Germany]
    B. In what page [of Physics and Beyond : Encounters and Conversation (1971)] does this quote appear?

  2. Dave says:

    A. Thanks! I’ve made the correction.

    B. I don’t usually track page number (since it can vary by edition). A quick search on Google finds it cited in this work in several locations around the web (incl. WikiQuote), but no chapter or page numbers are given. Sorry.

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