"It took me about twenty years before I had the right system that could be realized in practice and that scientist said it could work"
"every graduate student is an individual and everybody has a different way of doing science, approaching science"
"We replaced the wave length of the light by the wave length of electrons at an accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging aperture of 2 X 10-2 rad...we came up with a resolution limit of 2.2 Å ."
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"People had theoretically showed it could be done, but no one thought the instrument was practical. Theory showed that if you had enough electrons hitting a specimen to achieve the magnification you needed, you would burn the specimen."
"Its pictures had for me the effect of the song of a mermaid: irresistible and half transparent."
"As many of his colleagues can attest, the wave nature of the electron was no remote or discouragingly abstract conception to him. Peering at the viewing screen while he manipulated the controls of an electron microscope, he could be seen to be thinking in terms of wave functions. "
"'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. "