There’s a new kid gunning for Nobel in town. Seven of the nine prizes went to string theorists. I kinda thought ST might be a bit in disfavor now that the LHC has pretty much ruled out supersymmetry in any reasonably testable regime. No experimentally verifiable SS means that ST is kinda in there with luminiferous aether and N-rays. Better yet is that either the committee which determines the prizes just gave it to themselves (kind of a Cheney vetting the veep moment), or more likely, the past winners get to select the next winners. Meaning more ST lottery winners.
Of course all smart folks. Just no evidence that ST is the right horse. Or even a horse. Or even equine. Much less in the right race.