What kind of people work in physics?

As elsewhere, there are very different characters among scientists. Some get from physics just exercises for their intelligence, which gives them the fullness of life, as a sport for a body. They feel like they are involved in the esoteric knowledge of the universe and that feeling of intellectual superiority satisfies their ambitions. The others need working in physics only for money and career. These have come to science due to external circumstances and could be just engineers or businessmen as well. Many of these stuck in particle physics at the beginning of the second half of the 20th century which was a period of its rapid development. Finally, there are those who have found in the strict mathematical harmony of physical laws a refuge from everyday dreariness and their own whims. Those are trying to create a simple and clear picture of the world, like a city dweller tired of bustle strives to countryside, searching for peace and confidence. Surprisingly, namely those strange people were expanding the boundaries of knowledge at all times. The reason is that their efforts come from, according to Einstein, no deliberate intentions or program but straight from the heart.

Craving for harmony 🙂

Different motivation for working in fundamental physics

Some people come to physics out of his heart, the others — for gifts.


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