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Leon M. Lederman

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"That's the eureka moment, when suddenly you know something. Your hands sweat, you get into all kinds of symptoms of tremendous excitement. First of all, it's fear. Is it right? And it's incredible humor. 'How could it be any other way? It had to be that way! How could we have been so stupid, not to see this?'"
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June 27, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada interview with Lederman.
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From Subatomic World Explorer', as noted on American Academy of Achievement web site. (url accessed on October 20, 2008)

 
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