A fellow science writer once told me there is physics in everything. So far, I think she's right. But I wondered if I'd be able to find any physics in today's celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday. It sometimes feels like physics is disengaged from issues of race in our nation (I guess because the focus of the field is not on people). But I know that's not true.
success of this laboratory will depend on achieving conditions in Illinois which allow any scientist, regardless of race or creed, to participate in this important project a project which will contribute to a truly great intellectual and cultural heritage in Illinois. We join you in wanting to attain these great ends."