David B. Kaplan
Professor of Physics
Director, Institute for Nuclear Theory
interests are in the application of quantum
field theory to the strong interactions, lattice
field theory, cosmology, and physics beyond the
(follow "Advisor" links back to the Middle
Ages, including Calvin, Leibnitz and a
professor who taught Leonardo
Einstein: "You know, Henri, I once studied
mathematics, but I gave it up for physics."
Poincaré: "Oh, really, Albert, why
Einstein: "Because although I could tell
the true statements from the false, I just
couldn't tell which facts were the important
Poincaré: "That is interesting, Albert,
because I originally studied physics, but left
the field for mathematics."
Einstein: "Really? Why?"
Poincaré: "Because I couldn't tell which
of the important facts were true."