Similes and Science, Part 1
"There are many kinds of thinkers in Physics. You've got people that are incredibly mathematical, and then you've got another group of thinkers who work in pictures, and not necessarily the nitty-gritty technical details, but maybe the big picture." -- Matthew Johnson
"What some people don't associate with science that is really important is creativity. I always think about it as an art and a science. It's sort of a creative process, because there are some things where we have almost no data to go by. How do we even come up with a hypothesis? We have to think creatively. We have to think imaginatively."
-- Sara Seager
- Matthew Johnson is an early universe cosmologist who is an assistant professor at York University, and an associate faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
- Sara Seager is an expert in exoplanets, and a professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.