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String Theory Basics

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: String Theory
M-Theory is not yet complete, but the underlying structure of the mathematics has been established and is in agreement with not only all the string theories, but with all of our scientific observations of the universe. Furthermore, it has passed many tests of internal mathematical consistency that many other attempts to combine quantum mechanics and gravity had failed. Unfortunately, until we can find some way to observe higher dimensions (impossible with our current level of technology) M-Theory has a very difficult time making predictions which can be tested in a laboratory. Technologically, it may never be possible for it to be “proven.” Some cosmologists are drawn to M-Theory because of its mathematical elegance and relative simplicity. Physicist and author Michio Kaku has remarked that M-Theory may present us with a “Theory of Everything” which is so concise that its underlying formula would fit on a t-shirt. Stephen Hawking originally believed that M-Theory may be the ultimate theory but later suggested that the search for understanding of mathematics and physics will never be complete.

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