This was just supposed to be a joke, but for the non-scientist types I
will try to clarify; a theorist is looking for some mathematical model
or technique (a process) to describe some physical phenomenon, or (as is
more common today) some phenomenon that may be encountered in the
future. An experimentalist is, in general, looking for the right
experimental setup to prove some theory, and while the process must be
reproducible the result is more important than how the result was achieved.
This is of course a simplification, and my comment was meant in jest.
Carrol Cox wrote:
> Thomas Stratton wrote:
>>In physics, this would depend on whether you were a theorist or
> Could you expand on this. The results of an experiment are not either
> correct or incorrect in and of themselves are they?
Ich bin nicht so groß ein gaijin, wie du denkst.
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