What is the String Theory?

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What is the String Theory?

Post by i_r_e_d » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:24 pm

Yeah... I got linked to this site in economics and i was wondering what the hell string theory is... not sure if its relevant to biology but can you help a mexican out?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:23 pm

The string theory is a notion of cuantum physics that tries to explain how is it that our space and time can expand and contract influenced by the energy of everything...
A more interesting and recent concept are branas. Branas, introduced by Stephen Hawking and others,are bodies in a various number of dimensions. PArticular cases are 1-branas=strings, and 2-branas=membranes. It is said that our universe is an 11-brana, meaning that the universe has 11 dimensions... Things are extremely complicated and only theoretical
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Post by canalon » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:47 pm

Yep, but in English it is written Quantum physiscs, and they are dealing with P-bran[b]e[/e]s (with P an integer).

And it is hardly science since as far as the thing is developped, it is impossible to falsify. Yet it may be the theoritical foundation of the theory of everything.

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