Li-Shi Luo

Contact Information

(757) 325-6911
(757) 325-6754 or 325-6988
National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)
100 Exploration Way, Room 214
Hampton, VA 23666-6147


Talks and Lectures

LBE Meetings: ICMMES


Available Opportunities

Research Activities

Cutting-Edge Computing


Human Rights Condition in China

Some Quotes I like:

``No investigation can [strictly] be called scientific unless it admits a mathematical demonstration.''
- Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

``One word characterizes the most strenuous of the efforts for the advancement of science that I have made perseveringly during 55 years: that word is FAILURE.''

- William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824 - 1907)

``It is one thing to treat your facts with imagination. It is quite another to image your facts.''

- John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

``Science is the record of dead religions.''

- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

``There is physics and there is postage stamp collecting.''

- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955),
on the increasing dependence on the computer for information.

``In the fight between you and the world, back the world!''

- Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

``Scarce as truth is, supply still exceeds demand.''

- J. Billings (?? - ??)

``It takes more time to scotch falsehood and expose fables than it does to set forth something solid and new.''

- Clifford A. Truesdell, III (1919 - 2000)

``Thus I have come before you with a purpose. Some years hence, when tonight's initiates are deans and vice-presidents, the persons whose names I have mentioned may well be retired or dead in mind if not in body. I ask those deans and vice-presidents, remembering what I have said tonight, to give a chance to the queer and arrogant young man without a laboratory and without a computing machince who claims he can do research in mechanics just by THINKING.''

- Clifford A. Truesdell, III (1919 - 2000)
in ``Recent Advances in Rational Mechanics'', Science Vol. 127 (1958).

``There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.''

- Mark Twain
in ``Life on the Mississippi''.
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