I laughed out loud at the blank labelled “buzzword”. In the case of my thesis, the buzzword is “quantum gravity”. I’ve been encouraged to toss that word into grant applications more than once.
It’s not really a stretch, even though my thesis has nothing to do with gravity. I am looking at entangled quantum particles having relative velocity close to the speed of light, though I’m not accelerating them there (and gravity and acceleration are indistinguishable). I guess if I find anything cool from what I’m doing, it will affect a situation involving acceleration, which will in turn elucidate gravity as applied to quantum particles. Or not, and the buzzword is just there to create some buzz.
That’s how academia works, my friends.