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Maria Goeppert Mayer

  • Physics is puzzle-solving ... puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.

    • Maria Goeppert Mayer,
    • in Joan Dash, A Life of One's Own: Three Gifted Women ()
  • [On the 1963 Nobel Prize in physics:] ... winning the prize wasn't half as exciting as doing the work itself.

    • Maria Goeppert Mayer,
    • in Barbara Shiels, Women and the Nobel Prize ()

Maria Goeppert Mayer, German-born U.S. physicist, Nobel Prize winner

(1906 - 1972)