What do highly theoretical physicsts (fundalmental physics like beyond the standard model) do all day? Mostly maths? On the computer?
Einstein was a theorist and was a ladies man.
Feynmann was a theorist and was a ladies man.
So, I guess theorists are good with the ladies.
Jason's sole concern is the "ladies". i bet he started doing mathematics simply to impress the "ladies" much like how many guys learn guitar for similar reasons.
most theorists are phenomenologists, meaning they seek to explain phenomena using some theory.
what do they do? i have no clue. probably sit around and think a lot.
then N-1 women are chasing you, eventually you have N women chasing you! I don't know how any male mathematician keeps the ladies off of him...
most theorists are phenomenologists, meaning they seek to explain phenomena using some theory. what does this really mean? computing values for certain things, like mass of (blank) , energy of (blank), etc. using the formulae of a theory. Obviously this isn't as easy as it sounds.
very very few theorists are model builders, theory inventers. what do they do? i have no clue. probably sit around and think a lot.
I have been lurking on this forum for quite awhile, and one thing I notice, is that when talking about theorists everyone seems to ignore the fact that there are many many people working in condensed matter theory as well. (Not to mention perhaps smaller fields such as plasma physics theory). Why is this?
i don't understand the implication? the condensed matter theorist i worked for this summer was still a phenomenologist. the paper he wrote this summer was second order calculations of feynman diagrams for something something.
I just made my comment to show that there is no set answer.
I get the feeling that Pivoxa is looking for reasons to live a social sheltered life by like saying that's what Physicists and Mathematicians do. Believe it or not, it's not even close at all. Although it is becoming more common, it is definitely not the norm. Apparently this trend has started after World War II after some two authors mentionned it (Herbert and some other physicists). I think Paul Halmos noted the same thing.
You decide whether it's a good thing or not. I suggest reading books of all kinds of mathematicians and physicists and not only the famous ones. Most lead wonderful and normal lives.
Note: Halmos drank like a fish and even gave a recipe for an alcohol drink in his book.