Jefferson’s values

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


A few of us were at the APS meeting in Washington D.C. this week. It was a very good meeting, lots of astronomy, gravity, black holes and gravitational waves! On Tuesday afternoon, after the last session I finally had a couple of hours to do a little sightseeing. I have been many times in D.C., but never I had a chance of visiting the Jefferson memorial. Inside the dome, four panels show quotations from Thomas Jefferson. One of these panels, in particular, includes a quotation that I believe is worth remembering these days: “No man […] shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief”