59. Who is a physicist?

“The physicist is most cogently identified, not by the subject studied, but by the way in which a subject is studied and by the nature of the information being sought.”

Above is an interesting quote by Sol Gruner, James Langer, Phil Nelson, and Viola Vogel from a 1995 article in Physics Today titled WHAT FUTURE WILL WE CHOOSE FOR PHYSICS?

Although written more than 25 years ago from the viewpoint of US physics community, many of the issues discussed in this article are pertinent even today. Probably more so in the Indian context.

Nice read :

What Future Will We Choose for Physics?
Sol M. Gruner, James S. Langer, Phil Nelson, and Viola Vogel
Citation: Physics Today 48, 12, 25 (1995); doi: 10.1063/1.881477
View online: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881477

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