New member ! This is my first post. Long ago, I remember one of my friends talking about how engineers dream of becoming experimental physicists who in turn dream of becoming theoretical physicists. I remember the context but don't remember whether it was an explicit joke or musings of some engineer or physicist. Just wanted to know if any of you are aware of this and would point me to it's source. Having said that, I am myself an engineer (doing PhD atm) and I would love to be known as a physicist of some sort.