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Who's the smartest living physicist?

  1. Jul 21, 2013 #1
    I think most people will say Edward Witten or some nobel laureate ...Objectively who's the Einstein of 2013?Who made the greatest discoveries in the last 10 years?
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  3. Jul 21, 2013 #2
    There is no objective answer.
  4. Jul 21, 2013 #3
    Then a subjective answer.
  5. Jul 21, 2013 #4


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    Brian May.
  6. Jul 21, 2013 #5
    Oh yeah!!

  7. Jul 21, 2013 #6


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    I'm gonna have to go with Brian May too.

    Seriously though, that's like asking who the best musician in the world is, or who the greatest artist in the world is. Is there really an answer to that question? No. It's all subjective.

    What field of physics? How do you define "smartest?" Theorist or experimentalist? There really is no objective answer to a question like that.
  8. Jul 21, 2013 #7


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    Sorry, this topic is too subjective to be of any value.
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