Yakir Aharonov: From A to B

  • A. PinesEmail author


Twenty years ago, I was accorded the privilege and pleasure of presenting the after banquet speech—reprinted below—at a conference celebrating the sixtieth year of my dear friend Yakir Aharonov. Does what I said then still hold today? You bet it does …the now adult Yakir has maintained the same burning curiosity, fiery enthusiasm and explosive genius for physics that characterized the life of the adolescent sixty year old. There may be no free lunch, but Yakir is living proof that there is free will, and he has exercised his free will to make ever more creative contributions to quantum physics, future and present. My admiration of Yakir as a scientist and mensch has only grown over the years. Sorry I can’t be with you all at Chapman to participate in this marvelous eightieth year celebration. Dear Yakir, Ditsa and I wish you, Nilli and your family many more joyous years of health, science and friendship…’ til 120.


Field Theory Quantum Field Theory String Theory Philosophical Foundation Free Lunch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, Materials Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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