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Bests living string theorists

  1. Jan 9, 2010 #1
    Hi all pf members can someone tell me please the top ten of bests living string theorists im waiting for please
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2010 #3
    How do you decide who is better than who? More papers published? Better known to the public? More accurate predictions? Better salary? It's kind of hard to say when you are dealing with string theory as to who is the best since so little has been proven thus far. And even then, they're all smart people, so who are we to judge?

    It's like asking whose dog is the best dog in the world. There's no single way to measure it, and everybody has a completely different opinion on it.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 #4

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    Yehudi Menuhin has to be one of the best, in the classical sense. For something more upbeat, I'd go with Carlos Santana.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 #5

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    I am pretty sure one should consider them to be experimentalists...
    :biggrin:
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 #6

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    Nah, that's Mark Wood. Monkeybats rules... :biggrin:
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 #7
    for example there are some string theorists who contribute more than other in one way but for contributions who are at the top are they among string theorists interested in mathematics or among string theorists interested in for example landscape problem in brief twho are thinking on the mosts difficults conjectures
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 #8
    for example i dont know who is sergei gukov and anton kaputsin but lubos motl talk about them they are great string theorists and is it possible that theyre some biggests string theorists whom arent public known
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 #9

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    Narniaoff, my apologies if I appeared to be flippant in my response... but that is, after all, my primary purpose here.
    By the way, if you look very closely at your keyboard, you will notice that there are punctuation marks and a shift key included.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 #10
    no problem Danger i want to know is Sergei gukov and aanton kaputsin among bests string livin theorists
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 #11

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    One of the problems here is that string theory is a tiny field, there can't be more than perhaps a few hundred people in the whole world who actually work on string theory full time (not counting PhD students). Hence, anyone who is good enough to actually get funding for research in string theory could probably claim to be one of the best in the world in his/her particular sub-field of string theory.
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2010 #12
    I don't know how to quantify "best," but as long as we're throwing out names, there's always Lisa Randall.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2010 #13
    very very
    thanks a lot lot f95toli
     
  15. Jan 10, 2010 #14

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    Lets see here.. over 10^500 possible string 'theories' out there and you go with Witten? I'm sorry, not actual 'theories' but rather models, or perceptions, or opinions, or philosophies.. yea thats the word
     
  16. Jan 11, 2010 #15
    Hi thank's a lot for the clear answers if it is possible what is the position of sergei gukov and kaputsin in string theory community
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 #16
    Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. I guess Isaac Newton may be considered a theorist in some cases.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 #17
    I can't give ten, but I can name one: Brian Greene
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 #18
    Well that's understandable, 'coz it's so hard to test.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 #19
    What about Leonard Susskind? He is one of the founders.
     
  21. Jan 31, 2010 #20
    Here's a list of the top ten in experimental string theory:
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