"In a sense, NSF gives grants to people who pose probing and insightful questions and then relentlessly test the answers until they create new kernels of knowledge and understanding. These kernels are like pebbles tossed into a pool of water. They generate an ever expanding series of circles -- circles of open knowledge for others to contemplate, add to, and combine for amazingly varied and practical uses"

--Dr. Neal Lane, Director, NSF, speaking at the Arlington VA Rotary Club, July 25, 1996

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