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Frontier research

  1. Oct 12, 2011 #1
    frontier research in physics today is in cosmology (dark matter, dark energy big bang.), particle physics (LHC), string theory.

    Would everyone agree with that? or am I leaving something out?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    What do you mean by frontier research? I would argue that all research is frontier in the sense that it pushes the boundaries of our knowledge. You could however break research down into discovery and applied; the former being when we address questions such as "What is the cause of X?" the latter being when we address questions such as "Can we build X that is capable of doing Y?"
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 #3
    I am thinking more about "discovery" research...
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 #4

    Ryan_m_b

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    In that case pick pretty much any field of physics.
     
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