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Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.

Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.

Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.

Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America. ---->>>

In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet. ---->>>

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity. ---->>>

It is inevitable that many ideas of the young mind will later have to give way to the hard realities of life. ---->>>

It seems that this situation is not restricted to science but is more generally human. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: Swiss
Born: 10-23, 1905
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Die: 09-10, 1983
Occupation: Scientist
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Felix Bloch (23 October 1905 – 10 September 1983) was a Swiss physicist, working mainly in the U.S. He and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for "their development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." In 1954–1955, he served for one year as the first Director-General of CERN (wikipedia)