Note : citation sur la vulgarisation scientifique

« Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? These are questions that are of interest to us all. But modern science has become so technical that only a very small number of specialists are able to master the mathematics used to describ them. Yet tha basic ideas about the oring and fate of the univers can be stated without mathematics in a form that people without a scientific education can understand. »

– Stephen Hawking, en préface de son livre A Brief History of Time.

C’est exactement ça la vulgarisation, à l’heure où les équations font 4 pages et demandent 5 années d’études pour êtres lisibles et 5 années supplémentaires pour les comprendre.