I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My mother brought me over to the large oak table in our home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On it, she had spread out some papers by Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel-Prize winning Austrian physicist responsible for some of quantum theory's core principles.
"This is the intellectual tradition you come from," my mother declared, "all the top quantum physicists used to come to Ann Arbor every summer to attend the Summer School in Theoretical Physics."