1. Education

Maria Goeppert Mayer Quotes

1906 - 1972

By

A mathematician and physicist, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 for her work on the nuclear shell structure.

Selected Maria Goeppert Mayer Quotations

• For a long time I have considered even the craziest ideas about atom nucleus... and suddenly I discovered the truth.

• Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.

On winning the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1963: Winning the prize wasn't half as exciting as doing the work itself.

Related Resources for Maria Goeppert Mayer

More Women's Quotes

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Explore Women's Voices and Women's History

About These Quotes

Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.

Citation information:
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Maria Goeppert Mayer Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/qu_goeppertmayr.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.