I was wondering, would a math genius also be a physics genius? Obviously if that math genius never learned physics, that would not be true. But if the math genius were to studiously learn physics, would it be practically guaranteed that this person would be good at physics? Because it seems to me that physics boils down to math + physics concepts. The math genius would be apt at the math component, and it seems to me that math concepts can require much more creativity than physics concepts, so I expect the math genius to also be able to master the physics concepts. After all, physics is applied math. What do you think? Any counterexamples? By the way, this is not to suggest that either is superior. I personally like physics and math equally much!