Those Fickle American Physicists
Overheard today in my department regarding American (poorly paraphrased by me) research interests:
Everyone in America is suddenly doing phenomenology. Every ten years American physicists follow a new trend. Here in Europe, we just kind of continue plodding along.
This was especially amusing because also recently overheard from an American in Trinity:
What? You can criticize my government, its foreign policy, the fact that my country can’t play football [soccer] … but you cannot say that American theoretical physics is dominated by string theory.
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