We had the honor to introduce Saul Perlmutter today, respected colleague and Nobel Prize laureate.
He gave a us a series of advice and sincere feelings about science nowadays. A few of his thoughts :
To learn science is like to learn how to sail a boat
On science setbacks :
Perhaps it takes some self-delusion…
As a postdoc, it’s not easy to find the right balance between good mentorship and creative autonomy
Some of the most interesting science is at the boundaries of disciplines
Biggest philosophical questions :
1./what was there before bigbang 2./what does it take for humans to work together ?
We still don’t know how to use the Internet. Who knows, maybe the first persons who invented the wheel just kept rolling off the cliff
The picture of the event are available here.