Curisosity Cabinet Quote

"'What are you going to do as a graduate student?' He just assumed that I was going to be one. He started talking about the electron microscope. I had never heard of such an animal, so it intrigued me. I guess within hours I decided to look at the electron microscopes as a career. "
James Hillier

"Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem. "

"The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."
Dr. James Hillier

"Scanning electron microscopy: Second best no more."
David C. Joy


"Our work, it seems to me, can bring us a special bonus of pleasure and satisfaction, through its very close contact with colleagues of different disciplines and our ability to peep into the inexhaustible world of the smallest forms of existence..."
Ernst Ruska

"Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass
You know his faults, now let his foibles pass"
Frank Crisp

"The interesting basic questions in that field are extremely hard and may never be answered, and to survive as a scientist you have to work on answerable questions."
Mats G.L. Gustafsson

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