The coming nanometer age can, therefore, also be called the age of interdisciplinarity.
Heinrich Rohrer explaining how progress in miniaturization implies developing techniques in self-assembling molecular structures, in his Nishina Memorial Lecture at the University of Tokyo, on June 25, 1993. Published in Nishina memorial lectures: creators of modern physics. Springer. 2008. p. 506. ISBN 4431770550.
To my knowledge significant progress has never been born of competition. ... In science, being 'better' than others is of little practical value. Examples of how absurd the idea of scientific competition is are abundant.Heinrich Rohrer
We live of novelty in science. So when you do something new, you have to overcome certain beliefs that it cannot be done, that it's not interesting and so on.Heinrich Rohrer