Saturday, November 27, 2010

Duly quoted: Steven Chu


The other issue is that the ideas are complex. Now, if you step back and if you spend some serious time thinking about it, the kernel of the ideas are clearly not complex. The essence of an idea is what we try to work with most. As a professor with my graduate students, we would read a paper and look at the paper and say, "What's the essence of the idea? What's something new? Forget about the equations. Forget about the complicated argument and try to identify the kernel of the idea."

--Steven Chu