Edward M. Purcell — American Scientist born on August 30, 1912, died on March 07, 1997

Edward Mills Purcell was an American physicist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids.Nuclear magnetic resonance has become widely used to study the molecular structure of pure materials and the composition of mixtures... (wikipedia)

I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes.
To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man's work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past.