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27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 5. Unified Models / b. String theory

[vibrating strings explain all fields and particles]

8 ideas
String theory only has one free parameter (tension) - unlike the standard model with 19 [Martin,BR]
String theory needs at least 10 space-time dimensions [New Sci.]
In string theory space-time has a grainy indivisible substructure [New Sci.]
It is impossible for find a model of actuality among the innumerable models in string theory [New Sci.]
String theory might be tested by colliding strings to make bigger 'stringballs' [New Sci.]
String theory offers a quantum theory of gravity, by describing the graviton [New Sci.]
String theory is now part of 11-dimensional M-Theory, involving p-branes [New Sci.]
Supersymmetric string theory can be expressed using loop quantum gravity [New Sci.]