Is there anyone on the board who is a physicist?
...considering physics as a career?
Anyone have a career in theoretical physics?
...or interested in it as a later career?
...what about as an ameteur?
Ameteur physicists becoming professional through theoretical physics is not without president.
Also, other than the super-young physicists, theorists career tracks are often meandering:
Louis DeBroglie studied history before turning his attention to mathematics and physics then did Nobel Prize winning work on de Broglie's Hypothesis.
Edward Witten also started off studying history, and is now considered the leading String Theorist.
Even Einstein would not have seemed a likely candidate before his amzing 4 papers.
Really, am I the only one who has day-dreamed about this?