Friday, February 12, 2010


From a comment on Peter Woit's blog A physics professor at a small department about undergraduate students:
And they seem completely uninterested in such topics [General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory]; they seem to view gauged field theories, not as the theoretical triumph that they or, not as a rich field of ongoing investigation, but as a pesky inconvenience on their way to becoming the next Einstein. There’s no real intellectual curiosity; they just want to be the next Einstein.