White Stone Days

by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin And it is Cecelia Page who said these wonderful quotes: “An admission of ignorance may well be a step to a new discovery.” and then this one (which harkened back to Page’s discovery of the bee orchid). “The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person…

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An Admission of Ignorance

by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin And it is Cecelia Page who said these wonderful quotes: “An admission of ignorance may well be a step to a new discovery.” and then this one (which harkened back to Page’s discovery of the bee orchid). “The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person…

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin An admission of ignorance may well be a step to a new discovery.       Note: Today is the birthday of scientist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin who discovered while still in graduate school that stars are made largely of the two lightest chemical elements – hydrogen and helium; she was born in 1900.…

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