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On the Importance of Conceptual Thinking Outside the Simulation Box

  title={On the Importance of Conceptual Thinking Outside the Simulation Box},
  author={Abraham Loeb},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  • A. Loeb
  • Published 23 May 2013
  • Engineering, Physics
  • Nature Physics
Any ambitious construction project requires architects for its design and engineers who apply the design to the real world. As scientific research shifts towards large groups which focus on the engineering aspects of linking data to existing models, architectural skills are becoming rare among young theorists. Senior researchers should mentor qualified students and postdocs to think creatively about the big picture without unwarranted loyalty to ancient blueprints from past generations of… Expand
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