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June 27th, 2013, 5:30 am

That's cuz physics prof don't know that the business, medical, and law profs are making like 5X as much as they are!
 
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June 27th, 2013, 7:11 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJI find Physics Professors at Top Universities, the most happy people on Earth. The awe, the joy and the exuberance they display for their subject is just unmatched. For example, look at any Robert Greene documentaries on NOVA, he almost looks as happy as Mark Zuckerberg.I think that out of all the technical disciplines, physics is easily the most spiritual.Maths can be, but if you are good enough for it to be spiritual, it also tends to drive you mad since it is less grounded 'in reality'.With physics, you can actually test your visions, and if you get down you can just think about the enormity of the universe and the mystery of microcosm. Against this, most things either seem trivial, or to fit within some unfathomable process. Apes on a rock flying through the abyss.
 
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June 27th, 2013, 10:58 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJI find Physics Professors at Top Universities, the most happy people on Earth. The awe, the joy and the exuberance they display for their subject is just unmatched. For example, look at any Robert Greene documentaries on NOVA, he almost looks as happy as Mark Zuckerberg.Briane Greene is an exception to the rule. He's more of an entertainer than super serious researcher these days... I've oftne thought that if Fox Mulder did physics he would be Brian Greene.
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June 27th, 2013, 12:46 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: deepvalueThat's cuz physics prof don't know that the business, medical, and law profs are making like 5X as much as they are!This is very true. I was deeply shocked at just how low the professors salaries in the other schools were. I mean, a fresh Finance PhD who has just started a job as an Assistant Professor in the Business School would be earning a salary which the Chair Professors in Physics and Math departments could only dream of.
 
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June 30th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Brian Greene isn't happy because he knows his research isn't and will never be up to Nobel prize quality. Physicists are like tennis players--they care too much about their rank.
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