“She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” ― Carl Sagan, "Contact"
Epsilon Step at a Time
Yen Chin Ong
Center for Gravitation and Cosmology
College of Physical Science and Technology
"We don't choose mathematics as our profession, but rather it chooses us." -- Yuri Manin
"I want to become an astrophysicist not because I chose it; in a way the Universe chose me... I was called by the Universe; I had no choice in that." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere." -- Dorothy L. Sayers