Much later, when I was discussing cosmological problems with Einstein, he remarked that the introduction of the cosmological term was the biggest blunder he ever made in his life.
George Gamow, in his autobiography My World Line: An Informal Autobiography (1970), p. 44. Here the "cosmological term" refers to the cosmological constant in the equations of general relativity, whose value Einstein initially picked to ensure that his model of the universe would neither expand nor contract; if he hadn't done this he might have theoretically predicted the universal expansion that was first observed by Edwin Hubble.
There was a young fellow from Trinity,Who took the square root of infinity.But the number of digits, Gave him the fidgets;He dropped Math and took up Divinity.George Gamow
I decided to get Ph.D. in experimental physics because experimental physicists have their own room in the Institute where they can hang their coat, whereas theoretical physicists have to hang their coat at the entrance.George Gamow
I feel that matter has properties which physics tells you.George Gamow
It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!George Gamow
So I am just sitting and waiting, listening, and if something exciting comes, I just jump in.George Gamow