If you don't see visible light with your eye, chance is that you really don't have much of it...
Everything is quantum.
You don't need laser googles.
Everything is non-linear.
Studying single emitters is interesting, studying a whole lot of them, homogeneously dispersed is interesting but... studying a handful of them is pretty useless. (or so...)
Learnt over the years of experimental physics: ''Never change an experimental set-up that works'' and ''never hesitate to modify your experimental set-up'' (go figure...)
There is no such thing as infinity and zero in physics but rather big numbers and small numbers.
Every source of light is 'coherent': there are only low-coherence light sources and highly-coherent light sources.
A monochromatic light source does not exist.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. (Abraham Lincoln)
Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n’est point d’éloge flatteur. (Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais) ['Without the possibility of blaming, there is no such thing as a flattering compliment']
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. (Richard P. Feynman)
There are two possible outcomes : if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. (Enrico Fermi)
Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. (Sherlock Holmes)
If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy. (Philip Zimmermann, inventor of PGP)
Je ne suis pas d'accord avec ce que vous dites mais je me battrai pour que vous puissiez le dire. (Voltaire?) ['I disagree with what you say but I will fight to make sure you can say it']
Nature doesn't need any god to be. Thank you. (CC)
Je pense que la tâche du prochain siècle, en face de la plus terrible menace qu'ait connue l'humanité, va être d'y réintégrer les dieux. (André Malraux?) ['I believe the task of the next century, facing the most terrible threat that humanity has ever encountered, will be to reinstate the gods']
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes)
Le courage, c’est de chercher la vérité et de la dire. (Jean Jaurès) ['True courage is to seek the truth and to say it']
It's a trifle. (Sherlock Holmes)
F..k the norm - unless it's euclidian - (CC, adapted from 'Rage against the machine')
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. (Richard Feynman)
The right to education, teaching and research can only be fully enjoyed in an atmosphere of academic freedom. (UNESCO)
Don't do evil... Promise? (CC)
Tout ce qui dégrade la culture raccourcit les chemins qui mènent à la servitude. (Albert Camus) ['Anything that degrades culture is a shortcut towards servitude']
This is worse publishing in the Slovakian Journal of Obscur Science. (Sharon C.)
Yet another nanothingy... (CC)
Because a photon is a -foton- photon. (CC)
A single photon is a rarity (heard at a conference in Cargese in 2001 while John R. was in the room).
Grab them by the data (from the March for Science 2017)
Science! It works bitches (from the March for Science 2017 )
Ice has no agenda, it just melts (from the March for Science 2017)