Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.
Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.
The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.
From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.
Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me – it was the sublime quality of patience – patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment – which I sadly lacked.