Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University
His offence was to be an ardent advocate of a then controversial idea - that most of the universe’s matter comes as a cold, heavy soup of invisible “dark matter”. Today that is the orthodoxy. [New Scientist]
See also WHERE IS THE MISSING MATTER?
Niels Bohr (1885 -1962)
Martin Rees (born 1942)
“A chimpanzee can’t understand quantum mechanics,” Rees points out.
That might sound like a statement of the obvious. After all, as Richard Feynman famously said, nobody understands quantum mechanics. The point, though, is that chimps don’t even know what they don’t understand. “It’s not that a chimpanzee is struggling to understand quantum mechanics,” Rees says. “It’s not even aware of it.” The question that intrigues Rees is whether there are facets of the universe to which we humans are similarly oblivious.
Martin John Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, OM, Kt, FRS is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012. Wikipedia