Can someone give me a general job description of a Theoretical Physicist?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

First of all let me make sure that I am going for the right profession. I very interested in wormholes, black holes, galaxies, speed of light, and many other aspects of the overall universe but most of all I am very interested in researching Time Travel, who knows maybe even go a step closer to a time machine (which might not be achieved in my life time, but you never know). I am also interested in comparing time and the universe to each other (space-time I think it is called). Probably also called Cosmology. I am not necessarily interested in the math concepts, but what the math is trying to explain (which is apart of it). This basically what a Theoretical Physicist does, right (and other things too, but you can concentrate on the topics listed).

Now then, how many hours a day do you generally work? What is your yearly pay (discussed in another thread, but in specific how much a Theoretical Physicist makes)? Where do you work generally (lab, university, ect.)? Is there enough time for family (when I have one) and it is more self employment once you reach the level, right?

Thanks!

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# Job Description of a Theoretical Physicist

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