Born Saturday 8 April 1911, died Wednesday 8 January 1997
To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself.
If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.
For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative.