many of the top universities like Princeton, Harvard, MIT, Stanford have a string theory research group and only string theory for QG. in light of non-susy @ lhc, no proton decay, no dark matter discovered no extra dimensions, is it now time for top universities like Princeton, Harvard, MIT, Stanford have a string theory research group to also sponsor a non-string QG research such as LQG, LQC, AS, NCG, twistor CDT? QG remains an outstanding unsolved problem in physics, and nonstring QG faculty, research, grad students is absent at these top schools. Penn state university is famous for having Abhay Ahsketar and a LQG/LQC faculty, grad students, they hand out phD's in LQG. AFAIK, Penn state is the only university in the US that has this. there is one-two LQG Pullin is at LSU and John Baez is at SoCal. Princeton is famous for having Witten and several other string theorists on faculty, and they award phD's and grad students in string theory. Should Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Berkley, Carnegie Mellon, which all have string theory researchers, also have a LQG/AS faculty analogous to Penn state? LHC found NO evidence of SUSY or extra dimensions so it seems it's time for top physics departments to fund nonstring QG research to be fully supported. does it make sense for the top universities that have string theory research groups to continue to sponsor string theory and only string theory to the exclusion of alternatives QG like LQG, AS, which do not require SUSY or extra dimensions, when the LHC has found no evidence for SUSY, Dark matter, or extra dimensions? not finding any hints of susy @ lhc after 36 fb-1 means it is unlikely LHC will find susy china has expressed interest in building a 100km 100 tev collider $20 billion with timeline of 2040-50 and it may not find susy either should string theory and only string theory be the primary QG research by top universities physics departments all to 2050 and beyond, even if a 100tev collider finds no evidence of susy, extra dimensions or dark matter or any hints of BSM? sabine hossfelder bee was asked this and she said no, top physics research centers should not sponsor LQG/LQC research. i don't understand why it is a problem for princeton, harvard, stanford rutgers to have a LQG/LQC research group similar to penn state, or perhaps penn state's LQG should be shut down and abhay ashketar fired from his job and replaced with lubos motl.