Einstein Year — The Celebration Continues.
Nature has prepared an feature on four young theorists as a tie-in to the Einstein Year hoopla (no subscription required to read the article). Each featured scientist is under 35.
All of these researchers have an eye on getting experimental tests for their ideas within the next ten years or so. This is particularly significant in the case of those involved with string theory, which has been around for twenty-five years but has yet to be confirmed experimentally. The rewards are great (unified theory of everything) but entire careers have gone by without any verification of the theory, or even the proposal of an experiment that could verify it (until now).