There is not enough questioning of the questions, or the methods used to answer them
There is a lack of research in the area of non-equilibrium physics – although some progress in being made in this direction.
The research community is set up in such a way that you need to be working in a group, on a specific topic. Otherwise you won’t survive long enough to make a difference.
The funding model also limits the diversity, you have to work on projects which will be funded.
Post – doctoral structure also forces young physicists to spend a majority of their time on topics which will get them another post-doc.
There is a lot of untapped talent, e.g. women.
Historically, breakthroughs have been made by young people who aren’t wedded to a particular view of physics. Today, it seems harder to achieve this.
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