■ « What are the possibilities of small but movable machines? They may or may not be useful, but they surely would be fun to make. »
■ « What would be the utility of such machines? Who knows? I cannot see exactly what would happen, but I can hardly doubt that when we have some control of the arrangement of things on a molecular scale we will get an enormously greater range of possible properties that substances can have, and of the different things we can do. »
Richard P. Feynman (1959)--------
■ « molecular computers are perhaps not out of reach and could be proposed within one or two decades. »
Acc. Chem. Res., 34 (6), 477 - 487, 2001--------
Interview of Professor D. A. Leigh in Chemical Science
■ What advice would you give to a young researcher?
« To have big ideas – don’t do routine work. Tackle big problems. Whatever field they choose they should try and make a big impact. Just because you only have a small group, doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. There is plenty of room at the top! »