Main Question or Discussion Point
Say you have a rudimentary grasp of classical physics and calculus. How many hours of study does it take before you can start to understand string theory. I'm not talking about how many hours does it take before you can actually make a contribution to the field, rather how long does it take before you can understand what others have discovered and how they've discovered it. Of course, a lot of it depends on your talent but still just give me a ball park figure.