Hermann Weyl Quotes

Best Quotations by Hermann Weyl

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Einstein had a lasting influence on Weyl who became fascinated by mathematical physics. The events persuaded him to move to the new Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey. "

Weyl's comment although half a joke sums up his personality:
My work always tried to unite the truth with the beautiful but when I had to choose one or the other I usually chose the beautiful.

1). He was one of the first to conceive of combining general relativity with the laws of electromagnetism. While no mathematician of his generation aspired to the 'universalism' of Henri Poincaré or Hilbert Weyl came as close as anyone.