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Arnold Sommerfeld
(5 Dec 1868 - 26 Apr 1951)

German physicist.


Science Quotes by Arnold Sommerfeld (1 quote)

Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better.
— Arnold Sommerfeld
Quoted by Dudley Herschbach in 'Einstein as a Student', collected in Peter Galison (ed.), Gerald James Holton (ed.), Silvan S. Schweber (ed.), Einstein for the 21st Century: His Legacy in Science, Srt, and Modern Culture (2008), 236. The remark quoted was footnoted as heard by Dudley Herschbach many years earlier in a class by George Polya, but not found in print.
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