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The difficulty levels of the sciences

  1. Jun 19, 2011 #1
    Hey guys,

    So I want to simply pose a question. Conceptually, which is the hardest area of science to grasp?

    This can also be a sub category of a discipline....or anything like that.

    I'm just curious because I am a PhD student in Math, but my area is actually Mathematical Physics. So I have experience in both math and physics. I've always been interested in the perceived difficulty of a branch of science, versus its actual difficulty so I'd be interested in your opinions.

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  3. Jun 19, 2011 #2
    I think the study of diamonds is the hardest.
  4. Jun 19, 2011 #3
  5. Jun 19, 2011 #4


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    Umm... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_physics" [Broken]... IMHO of course...

    See list of items under: HE Physics/Particle Physics in the wiki link


    P.S. Kaaa-zing, nice one Jimmy...
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  6. Jun 19, 2011 #5
    Ya, I agree in the sense that it is a massive area of physics.....and one that is generally not well understood (given all the contradictions between the different models).
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