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What is a Theoretical Physicist?

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Hello;

What is a theoretical physicist? Is it someone who studies theoretical physics? If so, what is theoretical physics?

If I say I am a theoretical physicist, what do I do? Does this mean that I don't do any experimentation to test my hypotheses as that would make me an experimental physicist, do I do both? Moreover, what is the difference between the two?

How do theoretical physicists work? Do they work alone, collaboratively? What do theoretical physicists need, just a pen and paper and a computer?

Also, does theoretical physics require funding, and, if so, how so, in what aspect?

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A simple google search can answer most of these questions quicker than waiting on this forum for an answer. If you had a specific inquiry into a certain aspect someone could answer it. Also these questions seem to be homework or a report.
 

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