John Ashworth Ratcliffe
(1902 - 1987)
Science Quotes by John Ashworth Ratcliffe (1 quote)
There was, I think, a feeling that the best science was that done in the simplest way. In experimental work, as in mathematics, there was style and a result obtained with simple equipment was more elegant than one obtained with complicated apparatus, just as a mathematical proof derived neatly was better than one involving laborious calculations. Rutherford's first disintegration experiment, and Chadwick's discovery of the neutron had a style that is different from that of experiments made with giant accelerators.
— John Ashworth Ratcliffe