Willem de Sitter
(6 May 1872 - 20 Nov 1934)
Science Quotes by Willem de Sitter (1 quote)
I am afraid all we can do is to accept the paradox and try to accommodate ourselves to it, as we have done to so many paradoxes lately in modern physical theories. We shall have to get accustomed to the idea that the change of the quantity R, commonly called the 'radius of the universe', and the evolutionary changes of stars and stellar systems are two different processes, going on side by side without any apparent connection between them. After all the 'universe' is an hypothesis, like the atom, and must be allowed the freedom to have properties and to do things which would be contradictory and impossible for a finite material structure.
— Willem de Sitter
- 6 May - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Sitter's birth.